Monday, January 18, 2016

StarTalk Live at Sketchfest!


Star Talk Radio is on the road again! This week, Bill Nye The Science Guy will be hosting their annual Sketchfest gig in San Francisco!  Lucky, lucky audience in California.

Okay, okay, don't say it... if it's Star Talk Radio LIVE and ONSTAGE, it's... not.. exactly RADIO. But who's quibbling with the best radio show and podcast around?

I'm so flattered to tell all my readers that the StarTalk social media team invited me, for the second year in a row, to "guest-host" their Twitter account during Bill Nye's show on Friday, January 22nd. Joining me for fun across multiple social media platforms will be the ├╝ber-cool host of The STEMulus, aerospace engineer Stephanie Evans!

Star Talk Radio Podcasts

StarTalk, from Curved Light Productions, is the first (and still only) popular commercial radio/television broadcast devoted to space exploration, the search for life in the universe, astrophysics, and cosmology -- and they manage to make all these subjects accessible to listeners of all ages and backgrounds with facts, humor, and celebrities.

If you are not a regular StarTalk listener... um, who are you and what are you doing on my blog?? No seriously, if you're new to the show, you can brush up on the format and fun by seeing their greatest hits on their YouTube channel or iTunes.

There is one episode where Neil deGrasse Tyson had a conversation with GOD. Make time.

Engineer, Emmy-winning TV host, comic, and owner of 350+ bow ties, Bill Nye is also the current CEO of The Planetary Society.  I happen to be a proud, card-carrying member. It will be my distinct pleasure to put all my Nye-rich knowledge into describing the show on Friday night at the historic Nourse Theatre in San Francisco.

If you live in or near the SF Bay Area, you can purchase tickets to come live-tweet #StarTalkRadio with us, or follow along with all the great sciency comedy from home by following the social media hashtag #StarTalkLive.

The above video is from Nye's San Francisco StarTalk show, at the annual SF Sketchfest. Watch this if you want to get an idea of what's in store!

For all the news this week about #StarTalkLive, you can follow the major players on Twitter at @Pillownaut, @StephEvz43, @AndyWeirAuthor, @TheScienceGuy, @EugeneMirman, and of course the Big Guns: @StarTalkRadio.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Blog Retired

Greetings fellow 3rd rock space travelers!

As the NASA Space Flight Simulations have come to a close, and we do not know when they will re-open, I'll no longer be doing marketing or recruiting for the projects as a hired gun.

Upon leaving the regular contracting gig, I've decided to retire this blog. I'm no longer paid for the writing hours -- which was never why I wrote about space with such passion -- but other social media, technical, IT, and editing jobs are taking too much of my time these days!

I may revisit the pages when I have something to promote, or need more space than I have on Facebook or Twitter, but I suspect many bloggers are discovering the lifespan of the "web log" may be drawing to a close.

Everything will be left online for historical posterity, and the email published here will remain active for questions, comments, classroom requests, and contest giveaways.

It has been such fun sharing the love of space exploration with you all!