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Last updated on 23. March 2017

This is an index with the schedules of the science, space and astronomy themed Google+ Hangouts on Air which we are following in the WSH Crew Community. It complements the Hangout Calendar, but has more information about each hangout and a back archive to the event pages. We try to keep the index and the calendar up to date as timely as possible, but we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to catch all the updates. For corrections or suggestions, please use the comments on the pinned post over in the community! Click here for the archived page of the 2014-2015 season. 

Note: Daylight Saving Time started on Sunday, March 12th in North America, while Europe switches to DST on March 26. All UTC times move back one hour starting March 12, so that from March 12 to 26 all shows start one hour earlier in Europe.

Astronomy Cast Live

Live recording of the podcast with +Pamela Gay and +Fraser Cain, broadcast Fridays at 20:30 UTC after the WSH.
» Google+: +Astronomy Cast | » Podcast: AstronomyCast.com | » Full-Length Podcast Feed | » Youtube Channel | » Youtube Playlist
Next broadcast: Monday, March 31, 2017 – 20:30 UTC – Episode 444: Fractals
Previous broadcasts:
• Friday, March 10, 2017 – 19:00 UTC – Episode 443: Destroy and Rebuild Pt.7: Tsunamis
• Thursday, March 2, 2017 – 19:00 UTC – Episode 442: Destroy and Rebuild Pt.6 – Magnetic Pole Flipping
• Monday, February 27, 2017 – 21:30 UTC – Episode 441: Destroy and Rebuild Pt.5 – Continental Drift
• Friday, February 17, 2017 – 21:30 UTC – Episode 440: Destroy and Rebuild Pt.4 – Supervolcanoes!
• Monday, February 13, 2017 – 20:00 UTC – Episode 439: Destroy and Rebuild Pt.3 – How do we terraform Earth?
• Friday, February 3, 2017 – 21:30 UTC – Episode 438: Destroy and Rebuild Pt.2: Geoengineering
• Friday, January 27, 2017 – 18:30 UTC – Episode 437: Destroy and Rebuild Pt.1: The Torino Scale
• Friday, January 20, 2017 – 21:30 UTC – Episode 436: Common Misconceptions in Probability
• Wednesday, January 11, 2017 – 21:30 UTC – Episode 435: The Butterfly Effect [Note changed day!]
Thursday, January 5, 2017 – 21:30 UTC – Episode 434: Am I on an Alien World?
Friday, December 30, 2016 – 21:30 UTC – Episode 433: Volcanoes on Mars
Friday, December 23, 2016 – 22:00 UTC – Episode 432: Geologic Ages of Mars
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – 21:30 UTC – Episode 431: The Search for Life on Mars
Monday, December 5, 2016 – 21:30 UTC – Episode 430: Coming Home from Mars (Part 2)
• Friday, November 25, 2016 – 21:30 UTC – Episode 430: Coming Home from Mars [Note: Show was cut short by a power outage! Stay tuned for rescheduling.]
Thursday, November 24, 2016 – 21:30 UTC – Episode 429: Living on Mars
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 – 21:30 UTC – Episode 428: The Moons of Mars [Note rescheduled day and time!]
Friday, November 4, 2016 – 20:30 UTC – Episode 427: Click Bait vs. Clear Science
• Friday, October 28, 2016 – 20:30 UTC – Episode 426: Confirmation Bias
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 – 19:00 UTC – Episode 425: Naming Spacecraft
Friday, October 14, 2016 – 20:30 UTC – Episode 424: Lightning
• Monday, October 10, 2016 – 19:30 UTC – Episode 423: Cyclones
• Friday, September 30, 2016 – 20:30 UTC – Episode 422: Geysers
• Monday, September 26, 2016 – 19:00 UTC – Episode 421: Space Games [Postponed to Monday because of travel delays!]
Friday, September 16, 2016 – 20:30 UTC – Episode 420: FIRE!
Thursday, September 15, 2016 – Episode 419: DragonCon 2016 Live – Rocket Girls [Podcast Only!]
• Friday, June 24 – 20:30 UTC – Episode 418: Error 418 – I’m a Teapot [Last show of the season!]

Weekly Space Hangout

Weekly space news show hosted by +Fraser Cain with a rotating crew of guest journalists, broadcast Fridays at 19:00 UTC.
» Google+: +UniverseToday | » Youtube Channel | » Youtube Playlist
Next broadcast: Friday, March 31 – 19:00 UTC – Guest: TBA
• Friday, March 17 – 19:00 UTC – Guest: Stuart McNeill from the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Friday, March 10 – 20:00 UTC – Guest: Nic DiPalma, Founder & CEO SpacetimeLabs
Friday, March 3 – 20:00 UTC – Alan Stern
• Friday, February 24 – 20:00 UTC – Space News Roundup
• Friday, February 17 – 20:00 UTC – Guest: Samuel Mason, Director of Tesla Science Foundation, New Jersey
• Friday, February 10 – 20:00 UTC – Space News Roundup
• Friday, February 3 – 20:00 UTC – Guest: Dr. Meredith L. Rawls
• Friday, January 27 – 20:00 UTC – Guest: Kimberly Cartier
• Friday, January 20 – 20:00 UTC – Guest: Dan Dixon from Universe Sandbox
• Friday, January 13 – 20:00 UTC – Space News Roundup
• Friday, January 6 – 20:00 UTC – Guest: Abigail “Astronaut Abby” Harrison
• Friday, December 30 – 20:00 UTC – Guest: Nancy Atkinson, Author of Incredible Stories from Space
• Friday, December 23 – 20:00 UTC – Guest: Mathew Anderson, Author of Our Cosmic Story
• Friday, November 25 – 20:00 UTC – Guest: Dean Regas, Cincinnati Observatory Astronomer
• Friday, November 18 – 20:00 UTC – Guest: Dr. Jason Wright from Penn State
• Friday, November 11 – 20:00 UTC – Guests: Pat Ammons from Space Camp and Bob King from Universe Today
Friday, November 4 – 19:00 UTC – Guest: Matt Golombek from JPL
Friday, October 28 – 19:00 UTC – Guest: Derek Pitts, Chief Astronomer at the Franklin Institute Science Museum
• Friday, October 21 – 19:00 UTC – Guest: Dr. Voula Saridakis of Twitter.com/HistAstro
Friday, October 14 – 19:00 UTC – Guest: Tyler Finlay from Sally Ride EarthKAM
• Friday, October 7 – 19:00 UTC – Guest: Paul Geithner of the JWST
Friday, September 30 – 19:00 UTC – Space News Roundup
Friday, September 23 – 19:00 UTC – Guest: Dr. Frank Timmes, Astrophysicist at Arizona State University
Friday, September 16 – 19:00 UTC – Guests: Universe Sandbox Developers Jenn Seiler & Dan Dixon
• Friday, September 9 – 20:30 UTC – Surprise Season Opener from KSC: The OSIRIS-REx Launch with Fraser, Sondy & Morgan
• Friday, June 24 – 19:00 UTC – Guest: Dr. James Green of NASA [Final show of the Season!]

Learning Space

Monthly show about science and astronomy in education, hosted by +Pamela Gay+Georgia Bracey and +Nicole Gugliucci, usually broadcast Wednesdays.
» Google+: +Learning Space | » Schedule | » Youtube Channel | » Youtube Playlist
Next broadcast: TBA
Previous broadcasts:
• Wednesday, May 4th – 22:30 UTC – Art & The Cosmic Connection [Last Show of the 2015-2016 Season!]

Center for Lunar Science and Exploration Hangouts

New hangout series from CosmoQuest and the Lunar and Planetary Institute, hosted by +Pamela Gay.
» Google+: +Center for Lunar Science and Exploration | » Website | » Youtube Channel | » Youtube Playlist
Next broadcast: TBA
Previous broadcasts:
Wednesday, February 16 – 01:30 UTC – Episode 10: VORTICES Team
• Wednesday, November 10th – 01:30 UTC
• Tuesday, November 1 – 00:30 UTC
• Thursday, October 27 – 00:30 UTC
• Thursday, September 29 – 01:30 UTC
Wednesday, February 3 – 01:30 UTC

Space Games Live!

Weekly Space Gaming Session with +Fraser Cain, his children and a special guest – broadcast usually Mondays 5pm PST.
» Google+: +UniverseToday | » Youtube Channel | » Youtube Playlist
Next broadcast: TBA
Previous broadcasts:
Monday, October 24, 2016 – 17:00 PST [= Tuesday, October 25 – 00:00 UTC] – Guest: Jolene Creighton
Monday, October 17 – 5:00pm PST [=Tuesday, October 18 – 0:00 UTC] – Guest: Dr. Paul Matt Sutter

Global Star Party Live

New semi-regular hangout series with live telescope views and astrophotography discussions.
» Google+: +Global Star Party Live | » Youtube Channel | » Youtube Playlist
Next broadcast: TBA
Previous broadcasts:
Saturday, October 29 – 12:00 UTC
Saturday, September 3 – 12:00 UTC

Deep Astronomy Hangouts

Weekly hangouts hosted by + Tony Darnell, broadcast usually Thursdays at 19:00 UTC.
» Google+: +Deep Astronomy | » Youtube Channel | » Youtube Playlist
Next broadcast: Thursday, March 16 – 20:00 UTC – TBA
Previous broadcasts:
• Thursday, March 9 – 20:00 UTC – Fast Moving Stars and Interstellar Bow Shocks
• Thursday, March 2 – 20:00 UTC – Target: The Moons of Mars
Thursday, February 16 – 20:00 UTC – Hubble – Still exciting and going
• Thursday, February 9 – 20:00 UTC – Unusual Hot Jupiters
• Thursday, February 2 – 20:00 UTC – Meeting in Space to Make the Journey Possible
• Thursday, January 26 – 20:00 UTC – One of the Fastest Spinning Black Holes Discovered!
• Thursday, January 19 – 20:00 UTC – The James Webb Space Telescope is Less Than 2 Years Away!
• Thursday, January 12 – 20:00 UTC – Comet Swarms or Alien Megastructures?
• Thursday, January 5 – 20:00 UTC – Before the First Bootprints on Mars
• Thursday, December 16 – 20:00 UTC – The Evolvable Space Telescope
• Thursday, December 8 – 20:00 UTC – Dragonfly 44: A Mysterious Galaxy Made of Mostly Dark Matter
• Thursday, December 1 – 20:00 UTC – How Will the Resources of Mars Make Human Missions Possible?
• Thursday, November 17 – 20:00 UTC – The PLANETS Foundation: Looking for Life in the Universe
 Thursday, November 10 – 19:00 UTC – A Gamma Ray Binary in Another Galaxy
 Thursday, November 3 – 19:00 UTC – Footsteps to Mars: Was the ‘Desert World’ Once an ‘Ocean Planet’?
Thursday, October 27 – 19:00 UTC – Latest Results from NASA’s New Horizon Pluto Mission
• Thursday, October 20 – 19:00 UTC – Beautiful Ballooning… and more
Thursday, September 29 – 19:00 UTC – How to Confirm more than 100 exoplanets at once!
Thursday, September 22 – 19:00 UTC – The Freezing of Io’s Atmosphere During Eclipses of the Sun by Jupiter
Thursday, September 15 – 19:00 UTC – SOFIA’s Flight to the Stars: NASA’s Airborne Astronomy Program
• Thursday, September 8 – 19:00 UTC – The Nearest Earth-sized Planet Discovered Around Proxima Centauri
Thursday, September 1 – 19:00 UTC – The Next Footsteps to Mars: A Base Camp in the Mars System

Google Lunar XPRIZE Team Hangouts

Semi-regular hangouts with the Google Lunar XPrize contestants, hosted by +Pamela Gay in collaboration with CosmoQuest.
» Google+: +Google Lunar XPRIZE | » Website | » Youtube Playlist
Next broadcast: TBA
Previous broadcasts:
• Wednesday, November 18 – 15:30 UTC – SpaceIL
• Tuesday, October 20 – 15:00 UTC
• Tuesday, September 15 – 16:30 UTC
• Tuesday, July 21 – 16:30 UTC

Dawn EPO / CosmoQuest Hangouts

Semi-regular hangouts with the Dawn Mission EPO team in collaboration with CosmoQuest.
» Google+: +Dawn Mission EPO | » Youtube Channel | » Youtube Playlist
Next broadcast: TBA
Previous broadcasts:
Monday, October 6 – 17:00 UTC

Astronomers Without Borders Hangouts

Semi-regular hangouts with special guests, hosted by +Mike Simmons.
» Google+: +Astronomers Without Borders | » Youtube Channel | » Youtube Playlist
Next broadcast: TBA
Previous broadcasts:
Friday, October 14 – 16:00 UTC – Astronaut Nicole Stott, AstroArtist of the Month
• Saturday, April 30 – 18:00 UTC – The World at Night: Stories from the Edge
• Tuesday, November 16 – 17:00 UTC – White House Astronomy Night Promoting STEM
Tuesday, May 14 – 16:00 UTC

ESA Hangouts

Semi-regular hangouts from the European Space Agency.
» Google+: +European Space Agency | » Youtube Channel | » Youtube Playlist
Next broadcast: TBA
Previous broadcasts:
Sunday, August 23 – 16:00 UTC – Andreas Mogensen