“We are atoms in the molecules of culture.” So says Dr. FunkySpoon poetically in this week’s episode of StarTalk All-Stars. Join us as we take a look at what unites all the narratives of the universe, with astrobiologist and host David Grinspoon, comic co-host Chuck Nice, and NYU biologist and author Tyler Volk. It seems like a big idea, and it is, but David, Chuck, and Tyler do what we do best on StarTalk – bring science down to Earth.
Alan Stern and David Grinspoon - Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm $28.00 ISBN: 9781250098962 Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now Published: Picador USA - May 1st, 2018
New Horizons' next target, 2014 MU69, was hard to find and remains a bear to pin down, but persistence has paid off. As the world knows, the New Horizons spacecraft spectacularly achieved its primary mission — to explore Pluto and its moons — in July 2015 (S&T: Oct. 2016, p. 14). But all along NASA managers had counted on visiting another object farther out in the Kuiper Belt.
@ElenaBennett Yes, thanks. I am feeling very aware of that right now (actually writing from an airplane, fighting a cold, trying not to infect my fellow passengers…) (also don’t want to be a whiney brat though!)
Damn I feel so guilty about saying no to requests for uncompensated work in education & outreach. I get them nearly every day. Sometimes I say yes. But I have to say no a lot so overall effect is that I constantly feel like a selfish jerk even while doing a lot of free teaching!
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