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A Day @NASASocial

Who thinks that driving out into the (literal) middle of nowhere to stare at antennae is a fun time?

800 people signed up to do just that for the NASA Social at Goldstone DSN (Deep Space Communications Network). 65 were chosen, and we all trekked from around the country to spend one day at this complex.

More blogging (and videos) soon, but here is a recap in image. In short: it was awesome.

WATCH me interview 2 other NASA Social attendees before our trip.

NASA Social to Goldstone [Outreach Nerd]

October 15th I’m attending the first NASA Social to Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in the Mojave Valley.

From the NASA site: Sixty-five of NASA’s social media followers will have a rare opportunity to tour the agency’s Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California’s Mojave Desert during a NASA Social on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. 

Goldstone is one of three NASA Deep Space Network (DSN) complexes strategically placed around the world. The complex provides the ability to communicate with spacecraft not only in orbit around Earth, but also in the farther reaches of our solar system.

Leading up to the Social, organizers put all of the attendees in touch with each other, both formally and informally. Here is a sampling of those who will enjoy this adventure with me!

On the Hangout:

Bill Dunford is a writer and space blogger from Utah.  Since 2005, he has run the science education website called “Riding with Robots on the High Frontier”, which can be found at ridingwithrobots.org. This is his second NASA Social, after taking part in the event for the launch of the Mars Curiosity rover in November, 2011.
Amy Pille is a corporate defense attorney practicing in Charleston, SC. She is part of a coordinating counsel team that manages product liability litigation on Regional and Local levels. She is also an avid tech and social media enthusiast, with roots in amateur radio. In what little spare time she has, Amy enjoys sleeping and getting scolded soundly by Abigail, aka Princess Pretty Paws, in the wee hours of the morning. (Shaun, Husband Extraordinaire, often helps out with Abby…no really, our household is basically just a cat entourage…for one cat.)
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Arts Broadcasts Oct 8-14

I’m still experimenting with formats & topics to create the best stories. This week begins an ongoing series on Bullying in the Arts as well as special segments on the NASA Social to Goldstone I’m attending Oct. 15th. Comment on the videos & tell me which ones you like the best!

Videos will be linked as they become available, or follow this blog/subscribe to YouTube for notifications for the live interviews. All times are Pacific Standard.

MONDAY

2:30pm – Indianapolis Opera Singer & Writer Ellen Denham [Artist Check-in, the Indy Convergence]

Watch the video

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7pm – Bullying in the Arts Ep1: Gregory Crafts, Writer of “Friends Like These”

Watch the video

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TUESDAY

12pm – NASA Social to Goldstone Ep1: Why Amy Pillé & Bill Dunford are excited.

Watch the video.

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2pm – Bullying in the Arts Ep2: Jeffrey Wylie, Writer & Performer of “Texas Loves Lyla”

Watch the video.

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WEDNESDAY

10am – Web Series Watch w/ Patty J. Robinson

A new monthly series to bring you the best in that wild west of entertainment: the Web Series!

WATCH the video. EPISODE 2 is Oct. 24th at 10am.

FRIDAY


9am – Funding Fridays

Filmmakers of STAY THEN GO, a film about a boy with autism that’s raising money for post-production.

WATCH the video. Special thanks to Chad Kukahiko for telling me about this film.

SATURDAY

UPDATE: 12pm Live Stream is delayed until mid afternoon.

Dia de los Muertos – Free Community Arts Workshops at 24th ST Theatre

WATCH the video. SEE the pictures.

SUNDAY

8pm – live from NASA Social Dinner. Meet attendees!

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See the full schedule here

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