Join NASA Astronauts on Mission Equity
NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to receive input from the public on NASA’s mission directorates’ programs, procurements, grants, regulations and policies. NASA will use this information to evaluate, implement, modify, expand, and streamline its programs, procurements, grants, regulations and policies to remove systemic inequitable barriers and challenges facing underserved communities.
NASA will continue a dialogue with industry and stakeholders to stay connected and engaged on barriers and challenges that impact members of the underserved communities through a public meeting to be held on June 29, 2021 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM EST. Video Producer: Sonnet Apple
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Uplink 46: For All Humankind with Jacqueline Campbell and Gaitee Hussain
Join us on Thursday 29th April for Uplink 46 with planetary scientist Jacqueline Campbell and astronomer Gaitee Hussain. We’ll be discussing diversity, inclusivity and accessibility for anyone wanting to work in space science, regardless of their background. Jacqueline Campbell began studying space science after a 10 year career as a tube train driver by taking correspondence and evening classes, then began working in retail and as a carer while she completed her Earth and Ocean Science BSc from the University of Brighton. She went on to look for organic signatures on Mars for her PhD at UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory, and is now a Schmidt Science Fellow at the University of Oxford, researching ocean acidification. She is passionate about improving diversity and accessibility in space science, particularly for those like herself who didn't get the opportunity to start on the path towards a STEM career at school. Gaitee Hussain first became interested in space as a child, a self-confessed sci-fi geek. Her first ever computing project at school involved devising a program that catalogued space missions. Gaitee's main area of research focuses on probing the role that stellar activity plays in the evolution of stars and in shaping their immediate surroundings. Her career spans an undergraduate degree in Astronomy & Physics at UCL, a PhD at St Andrews, postdoctoral positions at the Center for Astrophysics in the US, ESA’s ESTEC in The Netherlands, and St Andrews, before joining the European Southern Observatory in Garching, Germany in 2007. AT ESO, she was responsible for organising calls for telescope proposals, peer review and scheduling, editing The Messenger bulletin, and served as deputy head of the Office for Science. Moving back to ESTEC in 2020, Gaitee is now Head of the Science Division in ESA’s Science Directorate, which includes all of the project scientists working on all of ESA’s science missions, 25 research fellows and several trainees/interns. She also supports the faculty and science communication / education initiatives.
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The 5 types of BLACK HOLES
There are 5 different types of black holes and they all form differently! Can you name them all? To learn more about space head to https://brilliant.org/drbecky and sign up for free! plus the first 200 people that go to that link will get 20% off an annual premium subscription. How we know there's a supermassive black hole at the centre of every galaxy: https://youtu.be/QCv87K_y97w
Could dark matter be made of primordial black holes: https://youtu.be/d0wV5frSb6s Check out @Anton Petrov's video on the latest candidate Intermediate Mass Black Hole (note, he's not an astrophysicist, but he's a video journalist who loves space!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpCtuRK-zyI Clesse & García-Bellido (2017; primordial black holes as dark matter?) - https://arxiv.org/pdf/1603.05234.pdf
Scholtz and Unwin (2019; planet 9 is a primordial black hole?) - https://arxiv.org/pdf/1909.11090.pdf
Peterson et al. (2005; black hole mass in NGC4395) - https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1086/444494/pdf
LIGO collaboration (2020; intermediate-mass black hole detected with LIGO?) - https://arxiv.org/pdf/2009.01075.pdf
Gebhardt et al. (2002; intermediate-mass black hole in G1?) - intermediate-mass black hole detected with LIGO?
Baumgardt et al. (2003; no black hole in G1) - https://arxiv.org/pdf/astro-ph/0301469.pdf
Paynter et al. (2021; intermediate-mass black hole lensing a gamma-ray burst?) - https://arxiv.org/pdf/2103.15414.pdf 00:00 - Introduction
00:36 - 1. Primordial black holes
03:08 - 2. Stellar-mass black holes
05:46 - 4. Supermassive black holes
08:45 - 5. Quasars
10:31 - 3. Intermediate-mass black holes
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Women of the Space Shuttle Era: Air and Space Live Chat
The Space Shuttle program opened up space to more people than ever before — including NASA's first women astronauts. This discussion is about the incredible women who flew to space on board NASA's reusable spaceplane and features Dr. Amy Foster of the University of Central Florida and Smithsonian curator Dr. Emily Margolis. Be sure to check out the full episode of STEM in 30 titled "8 Minute Ride: The Space Shuttle at 40"" To watch the full episode visit: https://youtu.be/RpomQWwmsLM For more learning resources be sure to check out Smithsonian Learning Labs: https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/space-shuttle/Eo19xJ5HeiYjFXMa#r For more FREE teacher resources from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum visit STEM in 30, the museum's Emmy nominated TV show for middle school students: https://airandspace.si.edu/stem-30 Follow STEM in 30 on social media:
STEMonstrations: Newton's First Law of Motion
Alongside NASA astronaut Suni Williams, you are invited to watch and learn from NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Jeff Williams as they demonstrate Newton’s First Law of Motion in microgravity aboard the International Space Station. Astronaut Mark Vande Hei shows how an object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted upon by an outside force. Astronaut Jeff Williams shows what happens to objects inside the International Space Station when they experience a reboost. How does this physics phenomena compare to the motion we experience here on Earth’s surface?
Be sure to check out www.nasa.gov/stemonstrations for more videos like this along with their corresponding Classroom Connection lesson plans. Download an HD copy at: https://archive.org/details/jsc-2021m-000060-stemonstrations-newtons-first-law-of-motion
Moiya McTier Public Dissertation Presentation
A wonderful public defense talk by the now *Dr* Moiya McTier, congratulations Dr McTier!
Women’s History Month: Laurie Grindle
Women at NASA are making history every day by contributing to groundbreaking missions and projects in the areas of space, science and aeronautics. They’re also dedicated to inspiring the next generation of explorers to break new boundaries. We’re celebrating Women’s History Month by recognizing their stories and contributions to exploration and beyond.
Laurie Grindle, Director for Programs & Projects at NASA Armstrong is interviewed by Alana Roche’ to learn more about her and her journey to NASA.
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In Celebration of Women at NASA | NASA Glenn Research Center
We're celebrating women at @NASA who make history every day. Continue to drive innovation and push the envelope to inspire girls all over the world. Read the incredible stories of @WomenNASA
NASA Headquarters Unveils New Name: Mary W. Jackson Headquarters Building
NASA paid tribute to a "Hidden Figure" by holding a ceremony officially naming the NASA Headquarters building in Washington, D.C. in honor of Mary W. Jackson Friday, Feb 26. Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA, began her career with the agency in the segregated West Area Computing Unit of NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. The mathematician and aerospace engineer went on to lead programs influencing the hiring and promotion of women in NASA's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers. In 2019, she was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously. In addition to unveiling a building sign with Jackson’s name, the event featured video tributes with reflections on Jackson’s career and legacy from current and former NASA employees and astronauts, celebrities, elected officials and others. Learn more at: https://www.nasa.gov/content/mary-w-jackson-biography Producer Credit: Sonnet Apple
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Honoring a 'Hidden Figure': NASA to Unveil the Mary W. Jackson Headquarters Building
Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA, began her career with the agency in the segregated West Area Computing Unit of NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. The mathematician and aerospace engineer went on to lead programs influencing the hiring and promotion of women in NASA's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers. In 2019, she was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously. Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk will lead a ceremony at 1 p.m. EST Friday, Feb 26, officially naming the NASA Headquarters building in Washington in honor of Mary W. Jackson. The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website and will stream live on the agency’s flagship social media accounts. and the NASA app.\ In addition to unveiling a building sign with Jackson’s name, the event will feature video tributes with reflections on Jackson’s career and legacy from current and former NASA employees and astronauts, celebrities, elected officials and others. The event will also feature a video of poet Nikki Giovanni reading an excerpt from her poem “Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea,” which is about space and civil rights. Producer Credit: Sonnet Apple
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Marshall Celebrates Black History Month: Together We Achieve – Tawnya Laughinghouse
Marshall Space Flight Center is proud to celebrate Black History Month, highlighting the work and contributions of team members across the center. Whether supporting our astronauts aboard the International Space Station, testing flight hardware or developing and implementing the technologies of tomorrow, the values of unity, diversity and inclusion are of great importance to the Marshall community. Each of the Marshall team members highlighted fully embodies this year’s Marshall Black History Month celebration theme - Representation, Identity and Diversity: Together We Achieve. Tawnya Laughinghouse is the program manager for NASA’s Technology Demonstration Missions.
Georgia Tech student celebrates her work on Mars rover
Georgia Tech senior Breanna Ivey helped test out the mathematics and coding on NASA's Mars Perseverance rover while she was on the team as an intern. Ivey tells CNN's Fredricka Whitfield about the experience and shares advice for students of color interested in pursuing S.T.E.M. sciences. #CNN #CNNBusiness #News
Humans of the CSA: engineer Miriam Micael
2021-02-19 – Miriam Micael, project management engineer at the Canadian Space Agency, introduces herself and answers a few questions. (Credit: Canadian Space Agency) Useful Links
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Perseverance Landing Live with MarsTalk
The Mars Society's MarsTalk team will be hosting a live stream for the upcoming landing of NASA’s Perseverance Rover on the surface of the planet Mars. Hosted by the MarsTalk team, Igor and Joe will discuss the rover's instruments and mission with appearances by Robert Zubrin, Lucinda Offer, planetary scientist Chris McKay, and engineer Max Fagin. There's a lot to unpack and learn about this historic mission and we're excited to cover this as it unfolds. We invite you to join us live starting at 3PM ET.
We look forward to bringing this to you live and answering your questions! See you then!
Exploring Mars with Astronaut Abby: Air and Space Live Chat
Mars is getting a new resident! Mars rover Perseverance will land on the Red Planet this month. Celebrate the landing with a live chat all about Mars, featuring Abigail Harrison, aka "Astronaut Abby," an aspiring astronaut and founder of "The Mars Generation." This live chat was recorded on February 11th, 2021. This video was a part a full episode of STEM in 30 titled ""Perseverance, What it Takes to Explore the Red Planet!"" To watch the full episode visit: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6RlkQnoCx_UeWQpT5dDXUssF94xYSPkH For more learning resources for National History Day check out Smithsonian Learning Lab: https://learninglab.si.edu/org/airandspace For more FREE teacher resources from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum visit STEM in 30, the museum's Emmy nominated TV show for middle school students: https://airandspace.si.edu/stem-30
Lecture: SAASST Women Astronomy Workforce
SAASST - Sharjah Academy for Astronomy, Space sciences & Technology
Spaced Out! Episode 9: DEBORAH SASS - Women In Space Media: CO-CEO Space Hero
This was a fun interview. Deborah Sass is the Co-Founder of Space Hero, a TV show designed to send the average citizen to space in 2023. Originally from London to a sustainable farm in Ibiza, Deborah has worked her way to success becoming a Lioness in business and brings her SASS to the space industry. Her energy is infectious and I have to admit I have a serious girl crush!!!!
ESO Virtual Tour – International Day of Women and Girls in Science
We invite you to attend the tour on 11 February 2021 at 16:30 CET/12:30 CLT to meet some of the women working at ESO and discover the different corners of the organisation in Germany and Chile. To join the tour head over to the ESO Astronomy Facebook Page or YouTube channel.
Exploring Our Solar System with Dr. Amy Simon
Dr. Amy Simon has always been fascinated with space. From a young age she dreamed of lifting off in the space shuttle, just like her hero, astronaut Sally Ride. Over the years her interest in space remained, and she eventually found herself working at NASA. Simon is the senior scientist for planetary atmospheres research in the Solar System Exploration Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Her scientific research involves the study of the composition, dynamics, and cloud structure in Jovian (Jupiter-like) planet atmospheres, primarily from spacecraft observations like the Hubble Space Telescope. Simon is also involved in multiple robotic flight missions, as well as future mission concept development. She was a co-investigator on the Cassini Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) and is the deputy instrument scientist for the OSIRIS-REx Visible and near-IR Spectrometer (OVIRS), as well as the Landsat 9 TIRS2 instrument, and the Lucy L'Ralph instrument deputy principal investigator. She is principal investigator of the Hubble Outer Planet Atmospheres Legacy (OPAL) program. She recently served as science co-lead of the NASA Ice Giants Mission Concept study. For more information, visit https://nasa.gov/hubble. Video credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
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Astronomy Online: Space Junk #LearnWithMe
Take a journey through outer space to see human-made and interstellar debris with Museum astrophysicist Jackie Faherty. Watch our other live field trips here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrfcruGtplwFbGAatRx-N-ZiOjQ6BXNco Explore our Space Playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL820A688B24E9247E #Astronomy #AMNH #Planetarium #Space #SpaceX #NASA #LearnWithMe Deion Desir, New York City high school science teacher and alum of the Museum’s Master of Arts in Teaching Earth Science program, pilots a virtual flight through a new space debris data set in Open Space, the interactive data visualization software designed to visualize the entire universe. Visit satellites, including SpaceX’s controversial Starlink, then voyage beyond our solar systems to bodies such as Borisov and Oumuamua. Cosmic Challenge 1: Can you spot the International Space Station next time it flies over your neighborhood? Use web-based tools to find out where and when to look for it in your sky! https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/ Cosmic Challenge #2: Check out Arthur C. Clarke's short story, "The Sentinel". Applications for @AMNH 's Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Earth and space science are now being accepted. Every student gets a full scholarship plus a $30,000 stipend for this 15 month graduate program. More details can be found at https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/master-of-arts-in-teaching-earth-science-residency How are we doing? Your feedback is important to us! Help us to improve and continue online programs by filling out a quick survey: http://bit.ly/astronomyonline The software we’re using is called Open Space. It’s a free, open-source software that anyone can access and explore! Download it here: https://www.openspaceproject.com/ Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund. *** Subscribe to our channel: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=amnhorg Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/AMNHorg Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/amnh
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