Podcasts

Dr. Harold C. Connolly Jr. Podcast: Episode 13-Science without Boarders

In this episode I sat down with Prof. William Boyton of the University of Arizona and discussed his life in space missions and how science has no national boarders.

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In this episode, I sat down with Prof. William Boyton of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona. Prof. Boyton is a dear friend and has spent his life working in space missions. Recording from his office at the Drake Building at the University of Arizona, we discussed how someone who was originally a sample scientist studying meteorites became involved in space exploration, including working with colleagues in USSR and Russia. He is a true visionary who helped science cross national boarders to better science and the human experience. He is the Mission Instrument Scientist on the OSIRIS-REx mission and we work very closely together on the mission.

Dr. Harold C. Connolly Jr. Podcast: Episode 12-Stubbornness and Science

In this episode I sat down with Dani (Daniella) DellaGuistina, lead scientist for the Image Processing Working Group of the OSIRIS-REx mission and we discussed how important being stubborn is to her vision of science and life.

polycamComing to you from the SPOC (Science Processing and Operation Center) in the Drake Building of the University of Arizona during the OSIRIS-REx EGA (Earth Gravity Assist) I had a chance during the high adrenaline excitement of a successful ECA to sit down with Dani. She and her team are charged with processing all the images taken by the OCAMS camera suite and, arguable, she has one of the most important jobs on the science team. I have known Dani since she was a young student at the University of Arizona and am very proud to present this podcast!

Dr. Harold C. Connolly Jr. Podcast: Episode 11-Curiosity in Science and Life

Dr. Rizk and I discuss his role as Instrument Scientist for OCAMS and the importance of curiosity in science and life.

ocams_007Coming to you from Tucson, AZ, in this episode, Dr. Bashar Rizk, who is the OCAMS Instrument Scientist for OSIRIS-REx, and I discuss his view on science and life. Originally an immigrant from Syria, we discuss how the human quality of curiosity drives us to seek out the unknown. Curiosity is a very powerful drive and, human nature,  embracing being human, is all part of performing science and being a scientist.

Dr. Harold C. Connolly Jr. Podcast: Episode 10-Passion and Science

In this episode, Dr. Bill Bottke of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, CO, discusses with me his passion for science.

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Coming to you from Boulder, CO, Dr. Bill Bottke of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, CO, and I discuss his passion for science, what drives him to be involved in three space missions, why his life is so wonderful and finally the key to his happiness and passion.

 

Dr. Harold C. Connolly Jr. Podcast: Episode 9-The Grand tack

In this episode with Dr. Kevin Walsh of the Southwest Research Center in Boulder, CO, we discuss his Grand Tack hypothesis.

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Coming to you from Chiba, greater Tokyo, Japan,  Dr. Kevin Walsh of the Southwest Research Center in Boulder, CO, and I discuss his Grand Tack hypothesis of the origins of planetary bodies in the Solar System, his role on OSIRIS-REx, and the passion he has for science. Dr. Walsh is also lead scientist for the Regolith Development Working Group of the OSIRIS-REx mission and in charge of one of the four maps that will be produced to aid in sample site selection.

 

 

Dr. Harold C. Connolly Jr. Podcast: Episode 8-Airless Bodies and History

In this episode I interview Prof. Carle Pieters of Brown University, one of the founders of the field of remote sensing of airless bodies.

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Airless bodies and history: A discussion with Professor Carle M. Pieters.

Coming to you from Chiba, greater Tokyo, Japan, I am very fortunate to discuss science with Professor Carle M. Pieters of Brown University. Professor Peiters is one of the pioneers of the use of remote sensing data coupled with laboratory experiments to understand the composition of Solar System rocky bodies.  She stated her career working on data from the Apollo missions and gives us an insight into her passion and a summary of her career accomplishments to date.

Dr. Harold C. Connolly Jr. Podcast: Episode 7-A Passion for the Moon

Prof. Gillis-Davis has a great passion for all things Moon and we discuss his love of science and the Moon.

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A passion for the Moon: Discussion with Professor Jeff Gillis-Davis.

Coming to you from Manoa, Oahu, Hawai’i, I interview Prof. Jeff Gillis-Davis of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Prof. Gillis-Davis has a great passion for all things Moon, meaning the Earth’s moon, and as a research professor has a rather full life at home. However, he still makes the time to follow his passion and has served on three different space missions.