Astro Live


Local, national, and international audiences who have a passion for space science participate and meet astronauts, scientists, and others talents through these monthly live events that explore relevant space, astronomy, and other topics. Times and dates subject to change.



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TOPIC: Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) Mission
DATE: Sunday, December 18 from 3:00pm-5:00pm ET

The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite is the first mission to survey nearly all water covering Earth’s surface to help prepare communities for rising seas and changing coastlines in a warming climate. Its instruments will measure the water depths of lakes, rivers, reservoirs, and oceans in high definition with a goal of informing water cycles, management, and equity around the globe. Hear from NASA SWOT scientists and engineers who will discuss the project, its technology, and their partnership with the French space agency Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES), and SpaceX to achieve their goals. The event is hosted and co-produced by John “Das” Galloway, founder of the Kerbal Space Academy. Registration coming soon.


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Summer Ash has been both a rocket scientist and an astrophysicist. She is a freelance science writer and communicator whose work has been published in The Atlantic, NBC News, Smithsonian, Now.Space, Scientific American, Slate, and Nautilus.



John “Das” Galloway:  “Das” is a science outreach communicator who specializes in live, interactive video content. He is the creator of the Kerbal Space Academy, where he uses video games as a tool to start science and engineering conversations with viewers of all ages, and VECTORS Virtual Field Trips, which brings real-time interactive video to museums, events, and historical locations. “Das” also serves as a host and producer for 


Funded by:
 New York Space Grant Consortium
The Virtual Astronomy Live is supported through a NASA Cooperative Agreement awarded to the New York Space Grant Consortium.  
The program is also supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.