Quick last-minute announcement time! If you follow my twitter account, you’ll have seen a lot of mention made of my appearance on the CosmoQuest Hangoutathon tonight. If you’ve never seen one of these, here is how the organisers decsribe the event:
This weekend, December 21-23, 2019, we will be having our CosmoQuest Hangoutathon.
For 40 straight hours, our team will be bringing you guests, science and fun live on our Twitch channel. We are raising money to pay for our team to continue to bring you science, and for us to continue our citizen science programs, like the extremely successful Bennu Mappers from this past year, where over 3500 of you wonderful volunteers mapped over 14 million rocks on the asteroid Bennu, looking for a safe place for the OSIRIS-REx mission to grab samples to return to earth.
We want to keep doing projects like this – and we need your help to continue doing the science.
Please join us at twitch.tv/cosmoquestx starting 9am EST / 6am PST / 1400 UTC. If you can’t tune in live, you can catch the replays on Twitch, and we’ll be trying our best to archive all of the content on YouTube after this weekend.
We’re accepting donations at https://streamlabs.com/cosmoquestx As part of the Planetary Science Institute, we are a 501c3 non-profit, so all of your donations are tax deductible where the law allows.
Please watch, share and donate if you can, so we can keep bringing the science to you! Thank you for listening!
The first Hangoutathon was conceived as a fund-raising telethon, but on Google Hangouts, hence the name. They are fun to watch, especially towards the end when everybody’s tired and starting to make silly mistakes, so I’d encourage you to tune in and make a donation.
My own slot is at 10pm UTC (Midnight in South Africa), and I’ll be talking about the history of astronomy in South Africa – the SAAO will be 200 years old next year and I want to start the celebrations early!