Watch the replay above!
For as much as everyone from cavemen to Queen Elizabeth has enjoyed gazing at the stars (or hi-resolution photos of them), at the current rate few of us will ever venture more than a few thousand feet from the surface of the Earth and see the rest of the cosmos from outside of our life-sustaining atmosphere.
Former astronaut Piers Sellers has though, and he’ll be joining us for our next live Google+ Hangout On Air, along with two National Geographic Explorers who have both made an impact on space exploration. Constance Adams has designed complex expandable living areas for the International Space Station, and Bethany Ehlmann is at the cutting edge of Martian exploration, studying the red planet’s rocks and even driving the Curiosity rover itself.
You can be a part of the conversation too, by posting your questions below or on social media with #LetsExplore, and joining us for the Hangout, Thursday, March 20th at 2:30 p.m. EST (6:30 p.m. UTC).
What Will You Ask?
While we all remember our childhood adventures in learning about space, much has been learned since the 60’s, 80’s, or even the early 2000’s. This month, National Geographic is opening the floodgates of space information across all our media, helping shed light on the latest discoveries, technologies, and ideas about the universe around us.
Then, beginning Sunday, March 9, famed astronomer Neil de Grasse Tyson comes to the National Geographic Channel to host the 13-episode series “COSMOS”, exploring all the universe as we know it in a spectacular presentation following from Carl Sagan’s classic 1980 series (watch the trailer below).
Later that week, we’ll travel up to the International Space Station for the two-hour television event “Live From Space,” where astronauts will give a tour of their micro-gravity world, while views out the windows reveal Earth from dusk to dawn, showing lightning from overhead, green aurora, city lights, and sunrise itself as you’ve never seen it before.
And every day there are new posts in our Star Struck blog, covering everything from the latest telescope images to the best night-sky sights of the week.
Trailer for COSMOS beginning Sunday, March 9
How to Participate in the Hangout
You can be a part of our next Google+ Hangout. Send in your questions for these National Geographic Explorers and guests and they may be asked on air. Submit your questions by…
- Uploading a video question to YouTube with hashtag #LetsExplore
- Posting a question on Google+ or Twitter with hashtag #LetsExplore or
- Commenting directly on this blog post
Follow National Geographic on Google+ or return to this blog post to watch the Google+ Hangout Thursday, March 20th at 2:30 p.m. EST (6:30 p.m. UTC).
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