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See all of our exciting NEAF Talks videos. From today's hi-tech research labs and cutting edge aerospace facilities, experience these exciting talks from the comfort of your home. The quintessential source for cutting edge space science and astronomy.

Joe Rao | A New Comet for May 2022 | NEAF Talks
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Joe Rao | A New Comet for May 2022 | NEAF Talks

Filmed April 2022 A new meteor shower for May. Joe Rao explains how Comet Schwassman-Wachmann 3 first discovered in 1930 and its subsequent breakup in 1995 may bring us a new meteor shower in May of 2022. Who is Joe Rao? JOE RAO is the eight-time Emmy nominated meteorologist and on-air personality. In addition to his on-air fame, Joe is also an avid amateur astronomer. He has co-led several eclipse expeditions and served as an onboard meteorologist for three eclipse cruises. He is also an Associate and Guest Lecturer at the Hayden Planetarium, a Contributing Editor for S&T magazine, and also writes for Space.com, Natural History magazine, and the Farmers’ Almanac. NEAF Talks brings you the best from the annual NEAF Space & Astronomy conference which is held just outside of New York City at the RCC campus of the State University of NY. The Northeast Astronomy Forum is in its 25th year and is a world-renowned symposium that annually searches the globe for the most relevant personalities who are making space, science, and astronomy history today. Now through NEAF Talks online, these outstanding lectures are available to classrooms, universities, professionals, and the world at large free of charge. Visit RocklandAstronomy.com\NEAF for more information or to learn how to see NEAF live. NEAF Talks- supporting science and astronomy education for a quarter-century, now free to the world via the web. Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Northeast-Astronomy-Forum-Space-Expo-504029046447061/
Jani Radebaugh | Dragonfly: Explorer for Saturn's Moon Titan | NEAF Talks
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Jani Radebaugh | Dragonfly: Explorer for Saturn's Moon Titan | NEAF Talks

Filmed April 2020 Who is Jani Radebaugh? JANI RADENBAUGH is a planetary scientist who specializes in field studies of planets. She’s a regular presence on the Science/Discovery program How the Universe Works, the NASA Unexplained Files, and other BBC and Nova programs. She is an Associate Team Member of the Cassini RADAR instrument and is a Science Team Member for the newly selected Dragonfly rotorcraft lander mission to Saturn’s moon Titan. She was also involved in the Galileo Mission, the Io Volcanoes Observer mission proposal, and the Median project for Mars. Professor Radebaugh believes exploring Earth is our best chance at fully understanding the other planets in our solar system. She travels far and wide with her Brigham Young University geology students to find and study unique landscapes. She explores the big deserts of the world, such as the Saharan, Arabian, and Namib deserts, as well as the Argentinian Altiplano and Iran’s Lut desert to study giant sand dunes and wind-carved ridges similar to features on Titan, Mars, Venus, and Pluto. She visits the lava lakes of the world, such as those in the Ethiopian Afar valley and Vanuatu in the southwest Pacific, to compare them with active lava lakes of Jupiter’s moon Io.  Saturn’s largest moon Titan, as seen by the Cassini mission, is an Earth-like world in many ways, having river channels, lakes, vast sand dunes, and a nitrogen-rich, dense atmosphere. Yet the temperature is 90 degrees above absolute zero, the surface liquid is methane, the crust is water ice, and the dunes are made of organic sands. Sometimes conditions may be right such that complex organic materials, such as in the sand dunes, can combine with liquid water, thus being favorable for life. The newly selected, $1 billion NASA mission Dragonfly, now in design, is a quadcopter-like rotorcraft lander for Titan. This capable spacecraft will image the surface up close, in the vein of Mars rover exploration, but could vastly outstrip these rovers in ground coverage, easily exceeding several hundred miles. And it will analyze samples, helping us understand if conditions are right for life in the distant reaches of our solar system. NEAF Talks brings you the best from the annual NEAF Space & Astronomy conference which is held just outside of New York City at the RCC campus of the State University of NY. The Northeast Astronomy Forum is in its 30th year and is a world-renowned symposium that annually searches the globe for the most relevant personalities who are making space, science, and astronomy history today. Now through NEAF Talks online, these outstanding lectures are available to classrooms, universities, professionals, and the world at large free of charge. Visit RocklandAstronomy.com\NEAF for more information or to learn how to see NEAF live. NEAF Talks- supporting science and astronomy education for a quarter-century, now free to the world via the web. Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Northeast-Astronomy-Forum-Space-Expo-504029046447061/
Alex Young | Parker Solar Probe | NEAF Talks
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Alex Young | Parker Solar Probe | NEAF Talks

Filmed April 2020 Who is Alex Young? DR. C. ALEX YOUNG is the Associate Director for Science in the Heliophysics Science Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the Education and Public Outreach team for the division. He works with the EPO teams as a liaison with the NASA offices of Education and Communication. In addition, he works with the division scientists to promote and support their research. He joined the NASA/ESA SOHO mission after graduate school at the University of New Hampshire as a Solar An astrophysicist with the Extreme-Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT). Working in this area grew his interest in image processing, which he combined with his love of statistics and data analysis. It was this with the help of some of his colleagues that led to his establishment of the Solar Image Processing Workshops or SIPWork. Over the past 7 years, Young has helped organize and run 5 workshops and edited 3 special topic Solar Physics journal volumes on Solar Image Processing. Part of what he enjoys about data analysis topics is the sharing of knowledge with the solar and astrophysics communities. This has led to his participation with the California Harvard Astrostatistics Collaboration (CHASC). NEAF Talks brings you the best from the annual NEAF Space & Astronomy conference which is held just outside of New York City at the RCC campus of the State University of NY. The Northeast Astronomy Forum is in its 30th year and is a world-renowned symposium that annually searches the globe for the most relevant personalities who are making space, science, and astronomy history today. Now through NEAF Talks online, these outstanding lectures are available to classrooms, universities, professionals, and the world-at-large free of charge. Visit RocklandAstronomy.com\NEAF for more information or to learn how to see NEAF live. NEAF Talks- supporting science and astronomy education for a quarter-century, now free to the world via the web. Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Northeast-Astronomy-Forum-Space-Expo-504029046447061/
Northeast Astronomy Forum | April 9 & 10 2022 | NEAF
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Northeast Astronomy Forum | April 9 & 10 2022 | NEAF

Northeast Astronomy Forum & Space Expo BACK LIVE April 9 & 10 2022 NEAF is a world-renowned symposium for astronomy and space enthusiasts. Held just outside of New York City, at the RCC campus of the State University of NY, it is the world’s preeminent conference for award-winning Talks, Workshops, Classes, and Seminars. It’s an annual gathering of more than 4,000 professionals, amateurs, educators, and students all coming together to share interests, ideas, and passions. Additionally, NEAF brings together over 120 vendors and exhibitors from around the world, representing every major manufacturer and dealer in the business, which also makes it one of the largest trade shows and collaborative venues of its kind in the world, not to mention an enthusiast’s shopping paradise for all your astronomy gear needs. Started in 1991 by the Rockland Astronomy Club as an outreach project, NEAF quickly grew into a world-renowned meeting place for amateurs and professionals to gather and share ideas through lectures, workshops, Pro/Am conferences, classes, and informal gatherings. For over a quarter-century, NEAF the true ‘Forum’ of interest for anyone who has gazed upward to the night sky and found curiosity to understand the cosmos that lies beyond our own pale blue dot. NEAF Talks is held throughout the course of the conference in the beautiful 600 seats Performing Arts Center on campus. Each year NEAF Talks searches the globe for the most relevant personalities who are making space, science, and astronomy history to bring you an all-star line-up of amazing guests. Nowhere else can you find such an exciting array of programs brought together in one place and at one time. If Space and Astronomy interest you, then attending NEAF is a must. Visit - www.NEAFExpo.com for more information or to buy tickets. NEAF and NEAF Talks- supporting science and astronomy education for over a quarter-century.
Charlie Duke | An Interview with Charlie Duke | NEAF Talks
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Charlie Duke | An Interview with Charlie Duke | NEAF Talks

Interviewed April 2021 In April 1966, Charlie Duke was one of nineteen men selected for NASA's fifth group of astronauts. In 1969, he was a member of the astronaut support crew for Apollo 10. He served as CAPCOM for Apollo 11, the first crewed landing on the Moon. He was assigned as lunar module pilot of Apollo 16 and in 1972, he became the tenth and youngest person to walk on the Moon at age 36. Who is Charlie Duke? CHARLES MOSS DUKE Jr., born October 3, 1935, is a retired NASA astronaut, U.S. Air Force (USAF) officer, and test pilot. A 1957 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he joined the USAF. He completed advanced flight training on the F-86 Sabre at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia, where he was a distinguished graduate. After completion of this training, Duke served three years as a fighter pilot with the 526th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron at Ramstein Air Base in West Germany. After graduating from the Aerospace Research Pilot School in September 1965, he stayed on as an instructor teaching control systems and flying in the F-101 Voodoo, F-104 Starfighter, and T-33 Shooting Star. His distinctive Southern drawl became familiar to audiences around the world, as the voice of NASA’s Mission Control during the Apollo 11 lunar landing in 1969. Made nervous by a long landing that almost expended all of the Lunar Module Eagle's fuel. Duke's first words to the Apollo 11 crew on the surface of the Moon were flustered, "Roger, Twank...Tranquility, we copy you on the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We're breathing again. Thanks a lot". Duke was a backup lunar module pilot on Apollo 13. As the Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 16 Duke and John Young landed at the Descartes Highlands and conducted three extravehicular activities (EVAs). He also served as backup lunar module pilot for Apollo 17. Duke retired from NASA on January 1, 1976. NEAF Talks brings you the best from the annual NEAF Astronomy & Space conference which is held just outside of New York City at the RCC campus of the State University of New York. The Northeast Astronomy Forum is in its 26th year and is a world-renowned symposium that annually searches the globe for the most relevant personalities who are making space, science, and astronomy history today. Now through NEAF Talks online, these outstanding lectures are available to classrooms, universities, professionals, and the world- free of charge. Visit RocklandAstronomy.com/NEAF for more information or to learn how to see NEAF live. NEAF Talks- supporting science and astronomy education for a quarter-century, now free to the world via the web. Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Northeast-Astronomy-Forum-Space-Expo-504029046447061/