Podcasts

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.

Dr. Harold C. Connolly Jr. Podcast: Episode 6-Just do it!

Dr. Crombie and I spend time discussing the importance of the attitude of ‘just do it’.

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Just do it: Discussion with Dr. Kate Crombie

Coming to you from Tucson, AZ, Dr. Crombie and I spend time discussing the importance of the attitude of ‘just do it’ or rather ‘just go for it’ in life and how that concept has gotten her, in part, where she is today. She is the Data Archivist and Co-I for the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission and Co-I as a participating scientist for the Hayabusa2 asteroid sample return mission.

Dr. Harold C. Connolly Jr. Podcast: Episode 5-The Passion to Explore

Professor Lauretta, PI of the OSIRIS-REx space mission, and I discuss the passion to explore.

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Liftoff of OSIRIS-REx from Pad 41.

The Passion to Explore: Discussions with Professor Dante S. Lauretta

Coming to you from Tucson, AZ, Professor Lauretta and I spend time discussing passion in science and in life. Professor Lauretta is a faculty member at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona and he is also Principle Investigator (PI) of NASA’s New Frontier’s 3 asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-REx. Professor Lauretta and I have also been close friends for 20 years.