May 22, 2019

Astro-Vid Of the Week- The Weekly Space Hangout

A Stellar Show!

Interested in space? One of the great things we love about the modern Web-based world is the way that we can streamline our information flow. Back in the “olden days” (i.e., just over a decade ago), we were all forced to sit through a mind-numbing drone of sports and entertainment stories masquerading as “news” to catch a brief glimpse of what’s going on in science and space.

But no more. This week, we’d like to highlight a weekly project that we’ve been a part of now for going on a year. The Weekly Space Hangout kicks off every Friday at 3:00 PM EST on Google+, and is streamed live on YouTube. Hosted by CosmoQuest and conceived and moderated by Fraser Cain over at Universe Today, The Weekly Space Hangout features a crackerjack team of science journalists and astronomers distilling down the best in space news in an hour-long show. I’m truly humbled by the breadth and depth of science knowledge and expertise that I find myself in the company of, every week. I learn something new every time we get together and hold a hangout… these and the Sunday night Virtual Star Parties have demonstrated the utility of Google+ to us first hand.

Last week’s Space Hangout was extra-special, as it was hosted from YouTube headquarters in Los Angeles, California. This also may have set a record for our Space Hangout attendance, with 10 journalists and astronomers on the line at once. Topics discussed typically include missions, what’s up in the sky, and everything from the predictable to the curious to the bizarre in space and science news.

Be sure to add the Weekly Space Hangout to your “must see” routine; we promise to bring you all the space news that the major networks bypass in favor of Miley Cyrus!

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