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Special LIVE BTW: Sunday, 6 PM Eastern – Cosmoquest.org Hangout-a-Thon

hangoutathon

CosmoQuest is an organization that over the last few years has created a great community dedicated to “citizen science.” It is a virtual research facility where anyone can join in and perform activities that will help true scientific programs. One of these programs (which I understand enough to speak about) is their Moon Mappers program:

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) has taken millions of photos of the moon. These photos have craters… LOTS of craters. It takes a lot of scientific manpower and software… um… computing power… to map those craters. What does this mean? Scientists have spend a LOT of time studying photos instead of analyzing the data those photos provide us. So, CosmoQuest has a program where YOU can go in and map those craters.

That’s only one example of “citizen science” that CosmoQuest organizes and/or promotes.

But now, CosmoQuest is dealing with governmental funding cuts to science education and research. But they’re not going to sulk about it. They’re going to do something about it. This weekend CosmoQuest is holding a “Hangout-a-Thon” to raise money. And since I love these people, and they do great work, we’re going to help.

On Sunday, June 16th, spend a little bit of Father’s Day hanging out with Beyond The Wall. It will be a short video live show, from 6:15 to 7 pm Eastern time, and we will be joined by Dr. Pamela Gay and Dr. Nicole Gugliucci to talk about “Weather in Westeros!”

For background on the Hangout-a-thon, go here.

If you are interested in science in any way, check out the entire schedule of the Hangout-a-thon here.

Here is the google plus event page for the event.

We will post the URL for the video info here and on Facebook on Saturday afternoon, as soon as I have it. Please come watch. And seriously, I’ve never asked you for money. So if you have liked the Beyond the Wall for the last 3 seasons, please consider donating to CosmoQuest through the link below.

Here’s the description from the Cosmoquest website:

Help us save science education from sequestration!

On March 22, 2013 we found out that many NASA EPO programs will be suspended as a direct result of US budgetary sequestration. The full ramifications are still being learned, but we are proactively working to raise money to make sure that CosmoQuest can continue to support its staff and its programs. As we are able, we will also use any monies we raise to contract amazing people whose jobs are negatively impacted by budgetary cuts.

 

Your donation will support science education
that produces science!

 

Audio: Beyond the Wall – Season 3, Ep. 8

“Second Sons”

Here is the audio from the Episode 8 Hangout a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy.

During the Hangout, we referred to several images… here they are:

Hosts:

P.G. Holyfield (author of Murder at Avedon Hill and SFM Founder
Chooch (Into the Blender Podcast Co-Host, and bassist of Ditched By Kate)
Vivid Muse (Into the Blender Podcast Co-Host), Girls’ Rules Podcast Host)
Christiana Ellis (too many podcasts to list here, but you can check out all things Christiana at her site).
Nuchtchas (Host of Nutty Bites Podcast)

Contact Us:

Email: btw at specficmedia dot com
Phone: 6199-BTW-GoT (619-928-9468)
Comments: On the site

Video – Beyond The Wall – Season 3 Episode 9

I had forgotten to do a post for the video from last week’s hangout. Here it is. My connectivity sucked. Sigh.

 

Hosts:

P.G. Holyfield (author of Murder at Avedon Hill and SFM Founder
Chooch (Into the Blender Podcast Co-Host, and bassist of Ditched By Kate)
Vivid Muse (Into the Blender Podcast Co-Host), Girls’ Rules Podcast Host)
Christiana Ellis (too many podcasts to list here, but you can check out all things Christiana at her site).
Nuchtchas (Host of Nutty Bites Podcast)

Contact Us:

Email: btw at specficmedia dot com
Phone: 6199-BTW-GoT (619-928-9468)
Comments: On the site

Video – Beyond The Wall – Season 3 Episode 8

I had forgotten to do a post for the video from Episode 8, from two weeks ago. Here it is.

We are really excited to record our episode 9 discussion tomorrow night! We hope you’ll be around to join us.

Hosts:

P.G. Holyfield (author of Murder at Avedon Hill and SFM Founder
Chooch (Into the Blender Podcast Co-Host, and bassist of Ditched By Kate)
Vivid Muse (Into the Blender Podcast Co-Host), Girls’ Rules Podcast Host)
Christiana Ellis (too many podcasts to list here, but you can check out all things Christiana at her site).
Nuchtchas (Host of Nutty Bites Podcast)

Contact Us:

Email: btw at specficmedia dot com
Phone: 6199-BTW-GoT (619-928-9468)
Comments: On the site

Audio: Beyond the Wall – Season 3, Ep. 7

“The Bear and the Maiden Fair”

I had some audio issues to deal with on this one, but I think things turned out okay (there are still some issues with the first ten minutes or so, but after that things get better, I promise!). Balticon was great, and we have audio from our live show, which will be posted after I finish episode 8 audio editing.

During the Hangout, we referred to several images… here they are:

Be sure to leave us feedback, through email, comments, or voicemail, between Sunday and Wednesday and we’ll include in our next Hangout/YouTube live show.

Hosts:

P.G. Holyfield (author of Murder at Avedon Hill and SFM Founder
Chooch (Into the Blender Podcast Co-Host, and bassist of Ditched By Kate)
Vivid Muse (Into the Blender Podcast Co-Host), Girls’ Rules Podcast Host)
Christiana Ellis (too many podcasts to list here, but you can check out all things Christiana at her site).
Nuchtchas (Host of Nutty Bites Podcast)

Contact Us:

Email: btw at specficmedia dot com
Phone: 6199-BTW-GoT (619-928-9468)
Comments: On the site

Audio: Beyond the Wall – Season 3, Ep. 6

“The Climb”

I changed the format in an attempt to keep the episode under two hours, but we went 2 1/2 hours anyway. Oh well.

Apologies on the delay in getting this episode out. I had a couple of family trips the last two weekends. Hope to get the audio for episode 7 out in the next couple of days.

During the Hangout, we referred to several images… here they are:

Be sure to leave us feedback, through email, comments, or voicemail, between Sunday and Wednesday and we’ll include in our next Hangout/YouTube live show.

Hosts:

P.G. Holyfield (author of Murder at Avedon Hill and SFM Founder
Chooch (Into the Blender Podcast Co-Host, and bassist of Ditched By Kate)
Vivid Muse (Into the Blender Podcast Co-Host), Girls’ Rules Podcast Host)
Christiana Ellis (too many podcasts to list here, but you can check out all things Christiana at her site).
Nuchtchas (Host of Nutty Bites Podcast)

Contact Us:

Email: btw at specficmedia dot com
Phone: 6199-BTW-GoT (619-928-9468)
Comments: On the site

Video – Beyond The Wall – Season 3 Episode 7

Here’s the video we recorded last night.

We have Balticon next weekend. Please post here or send us an email if you have topics you’d like us to discuss on our live show. The live show will be recorded and we’ll post it here after we get home!

Hosts:

P.G. Holyfield (author of Murder at Avedon Hill and SFM Founder
Chooch (Into the Blender Podcast Co-Host, and bassist of Ditched By Kate)
Vivid Muse (Into the Blender Podcast Co-Host), Girls’ Rules Podcast Host)
Christiana Ellis (too many podcasts to list here, but you can check out all things Christiana at her site).
Nuchtchas (Host of Nutty Bites Podcast)

Contact Us:

Email: btw at specficmedia dot com
Phone: 6199-BTW-GoT (619-928-9468)
Comments: On the site