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Space Explr

By Space Explr
Bringing you guests and experts from space industry so they can share their passion, knowledge, tips, strategies, personal journey and experience in astrophotography, space technology, space science, astrophysics, that will inspire and ignite others to do and explore more.
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TIM CHRISMAN - Making Space Accessible to All | EP.38

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Cosmic Art, Science Communication and Tackling Worldwide Light Pollution | CATHRIN MACHIN | EP.67
Cathrin Machin talks about cosmic art, science communication, and tackling worldwide light pollution. Cathrin is a cosmic artist and a science communicator. Through her artwork, Cathrin allows people to contemplate the biggest questions in the universe by connecting them with the stars. Having become the world's highest crowd-funded painter on Kickstarter, she has gone on to paint for some of the world's most influential people including top Fortune 100 companies.   CONNECT WITH CATHRIN:  Instagram: Twitter: ​Facebook:
March 8, 2021
Microgravity, Aerospace Medicine and Traveling to Mars | ELEONOR FROST | EP.66
Eleonor Frost talks about microgravity, aerospace medicine, and traveling to Mars. Eleonor is a recent graduate of UCL with an honors degree in Physics and Medical Physics, currently studying medicine in Scotland. Her experience in Space Medicine started with teaching and mentoring by Dr. Kevin Fong on UCL’s Space Medicine and Extreme Environment Physiology course. Alongside this, her thesis researching the “Feasibility and Design of a Microgravity Surgical Workstation” has won a UK-wide competition and gold medal at the international IAC in Washington DC.    Last year she was working as a research assistant at ISSET developing microbiology experiments designed by school students which launched to the ISS in spring 2019. She is also the lead for two research groups: the SGAC SMLS working group researching how to study ICP changes in microgravity and the ‘Paraboladies’ defining pre-flight medical checks for suborbital spaceflight. As an avid STEM Ambassador, she has enjoyed going into the science museum and schools across London to talk about space exploration to over 200 students. Eleonor works on the AMSRO Women in Aerospace Medicine group as a student leader and social media coordinator and is vice-lead for the SGAC SMLS group.   CONNECT WITH ELEONOR:  Twitter:​
March 7, 2021
Space Engineering, Launching Satellites and Creating a Space Service | DENNIS SILIN | EP.65
Dennis Silin talks about space engineering, launching satellites, and creating a space service. Dennis is an accomplished software developer and a space entrepreneur Dennis has the experience, wisdom, and tenacity to push through the obstacles on the path to success. His contributions to space exploration include making it into the finals of the 2016 NASA Space App challenge, speaking at the 2011 NASA/DARPA Hundred Year Starship conference, and taking part in the ESA space mission since 2019. His education includes BSc in Computer Science from Ryerson University and MSc in Astronautics and Space Engineering from Cranfield University.   CONNECT WITH DENNIS:  Visit:​ Twitter: ​Instagram:
March 6, 2021
Project PoSSUM, Neuroscience and Search for Space Medicine | DR.SHAWNA PANDYA | EP.64
Dr. Shawna Pandya talks about project PoSSUM, neuroscience, and search for space Medicine. Dr. Shawna is a scientist-astronaut candidate with Project PoSSUM, physician, aquanaut, speaker, martial artist, advanced diver, skydiver, pilot-in-training, VP Immersive Medicine with Luxsonic Technologies, and Fellow of the Explorers’ Club. She is also Director of the International Institute of Astronautical Sciences (IIAS)/PoSSUM Space Medicine Group, Chief Instructor of the IIAS/PoSSUM Operational Space Medicine course, Chair of Strategic Directives for the PoSSUM13, a clinical lecturer at the University of Alberta, a newly appointed podcast host with the World Extreme Medicine’s WEMCast series, Primary Investigator (PI) for the Shad Canada-Blue Origin student microgravity competition, session organizer for ASCEND 2020, Life Sciences Team Lead for the Association of Spaceflight Professionals, and serves as medical advisor to several space companies, including Orbital Assembly Construction and Mission: Space Food. Dr. Pandya holds degrees in neuroscience (BSc Hons. Neuroscience, University of Alberta), space (MSc Space Studies, International Space University), and medicine (MD, University of Alberta), and certification in entrepreneurship (Graduate Studies Program, Singularity University).    She is currently completing a fellowship in Wilderness Medicine (Academy of Wilderness Medicine), and was named one of the Women’s Executive Network’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada in 2020. Her publications include book chapters on space spin-offs for medical benefit, psychological resilience in long-duration spaceflight, and reproduction and sexuality in long-duration spaceflight. She previously interned at ESA’s European Astronaut Center and NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Dr. Pandya earned her aquanaut designation during the 2019 NEPTUNE (Nautical Experiments in Physiology, Technology, and Underwater Exploration) mission. She previously served as Commander during a 2020 tour at the Mars Desert Research Station.   CONNECT WITH SHAWNA: ​Instagram: ​Twitter:​ Facebook:
March 5, 2021
Astrobiology, Science Communication and Alien Life Beyond Earth | DR.GRAHAM LAU | EP.63
Dr. Graham Lau talks about astrobiology, science communication, and alien life beyond Earth. Graham is an astrobiologist and communicator of science. With an academic background spanning biology, chemistry, astrophysics, and geology, Dr. Lau is an expert on how living things affect the environment around them and how we search for alien life beyond the Earth. He serves as the Director of Communications and Marketing for Blue Marble Space, as the Director of Logistics for the University Rover Challenge, and as the Host of the NASA-funded show “Ask an Astrobiologist”. He's also a martial artist, a professional public speaker, and a meditation guide.   CONNECT WITH GRAHAM: ​ Instagram:​ Twitter:​ Facebook:
March 4, 2021
Space Photography From Your Background | RAFAEL GONZALEZ | EP.62
Rafael Gonzalez talks about how to do space photography from your background.   CONNECT RAFAEL:
March 3, 2021
Space Missions And Spending a Lifetime with NASA | HERB BAKER | EP.61
Herb Baker talks about space missions and spending a lifetime with Nasa. Herb recently retired from NASA after 42 years of service. He spent most of his career at the Johnson Space Center supporting the Space Shuttle, Space Station, and Orion Programs but also worked at the Kennedy Space Center and NASA Headquarters. His last position was serving as the Manager of the Operations Support Office which provided support to the Flight Operations Directorate and included support to the Astronaut Office, Mission Control operations, NASA’s Aircraft Operations at Ellington Airport, and astronaut training. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the NASA Alumni League. CONNECT WITH HERB:  LinkedIn:​ Instagram: ​Twitter:​ Facebook:
March 2, 2021
WILL YOUNG - Space Music and Deep Space Astronomy | Space Explr Podcast | EP.60
Welcome to episode 60, we have a very special guest, Will Young aka Deep Sky Dude to talk about space music and deep space astronomy. Will has a YouTube channel featuring his work as an amateur astronomer. He will be releasing a series of "space music" albums coming soon!  CONNECT WITH WILL:  Instagram:​ Music:​ Website:​ YouTube: ​Facebook:
February 27, 2021
ROBERT JACOBSON: How Space Industry is Getting Open For Business | Space Explr Podcast | EP.59
Welcome to Space Explr Podcast episode 59 where we have a very special guest, Robert C. Jacobson, where he will be talking about how the space industry is getting open for business. Robert is a multi-faceted entrepreneur and accomplished space industry enabler, advocate, and investor. Jacobson is the founder of Space Advisors, a strategic and financial consulting firm and co-founder of Galactic Legacy Labs. His decade-plus of professional experience in NewSpace includes roles at Arch Mission Foundation, where he notably worked to initiate the first Solar Library (the payload famously launched in Elon Musk’s Tesla in 2018), and Space Angels (formerly Space Angels Network), the world’s first space-focused angel investment group. Jacobson is a graduate of the University of Southern California.   CONNECT WITH ROBERT: Twitter:​ Instagram: ​​Get his book:
February 26, 2021
VI TRAN - Space Medicine and Keeping Astronauts Strong in Space | Space Explr Podcast | EP.58
Welcome to episode 58 where we have a really special guest, Vi Tran, she will be talking about space medicine, keeping astronauts strong in space and much more. Vi is a medical student and aspiring space doctor from Australia. In 2020 she received a First Class for her Honours thesis about using artificial gravity to maintain the hip muscles in space. She is an alumnus of the International Space University Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program (ISU SHSSP 2020). In her spare time, Vi is an environmental advocate, long-distance runner and STEM tutor. Her favorite space movie is 2001: A Space Odyssey.   CONNECT WITH VI:  Twitter:
February 25, 2021
SABRINA KERBER: Space Architecture and Analog Missions | Space Explr Podcast | EP.57
Welcome to Space Explr podcast episode 57 where we have a very special guest, Sabrina Kerber, she will be talking about space architecture, analog missions and more. Sabrina has collected valuable experience in the space sector at the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and with the International Lunar Exploration Working Group’s EuroMoonMars (EMM) Team.   In 2019, Sabrina was part of a lunar simulation at the renowned HI-SEAS habitat, where she acted as a crew engineer. As founder and CEO of Explaneta Space Solutions, Sabrina has been working on leveraging the benefits of additive manufacturing for extra-terrestrial habitation.   CONNECT WITH SABRINA:  Instagram: Website:
February 24, 2021
MACK MURDOC - Uncovering Secrets From The Stars | EP.56
Welcome to episode 56 where we have a really special guest, Mack Murdoc, where he will be talking about uncovering secrets from the stars. He is a world-known, award-winning long exposure photographer that specializes in astrophotography and light painting. With his latest book out "Secrets From The Stars" Mack's goal is to teach and inspire the hearts of many to have fun, be creative, and not forget to once in a while...lookup.   CONNECT WITH MACK:
February 23, 2021
MICHAELA MUSILOVA - Mission Simulations For The Moon and Mars | EP.55
Welcome to episode 55 where we have a special guest, Dr. Michaela Musilova where she will be talking about mission simulations for the Moon and Mars. She is an astrobiologist and the Director of the HI-SEAS analog space station. Michaela studied and conducted research at the University of Bristol, University College London, California Institute of Technology, Chiba University, International Space University (ISU) and others. She worked for NASA, University of London Observatory, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope and was the Commander of over 20 simulated missions to the Moon and Mars. She is also a visiting Professor at the Slovak University of Technology, Vice-Chair of the Slovak Organisation for Space Activities (SOSA), Adjunct Faculty at ISU and Senior Research Adviser for Mission Control Space Services Inc.   Michaela has received numerous prizes and research grants, including the Emerging Space Leaders Grant from the International Astronautical Federation; Women in Aerospace – Europe Young Professional Award and she was selected as one of the most promising 30 under 30 by Forbes Slovakia. She is also actively involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, as a patron of the programme in Slovakia and an Emerging Leader Representative for Europe, Mediterranean and Arab states. Furthermore, Michaela regularly performs a variety of outreach activities, such as: teaching, presenting, working with media and being an Advisory Board Member of the STEM Punks educational programs. CONNECT WITH MICHAELA:​​
February 22, 2021
JONATHAN FETTER VORM - Teaching About Space Through Graphic Novels | EP.54
In episode 54 we have another special guest, Jonathan Fetter is teaching others about space through graphic novels, as he is an author and artist. His first book, Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb was selected by the American Library Association as a Best Graphic Novel for Teens in 2013 and has been translated into half a dozen languages.  His other books include Battle Lines: A Graphic History of the Civil War, co-authored with historian Ari Kelman, and the Eisner Award-nominated Moonbound: Apollo 11 and the Dream of Spaceflight. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Slate, and Guernica. Jonathan lives with his wife and son in Montana.   CONNECT WITH JONATHAN:  Instagram:​ Twitter:​ Visit:
February 21, 2021
RASHMI SHEORAN - Why More People Need to Know About Cosmos | EP.53
In episode 53 we have a very special guest, Rashmi Sheroan will be talking about why more people need to know about the cosmos. She is a Physics Graduate from Delhi University (2020). Currently, she works at @spaceonova as chief Astronomer. For the past 2 years, she has been been involved in various citizen science projects like zoouniverse, IASC, RAD@home, and more. She does Science Communication on her Instagram, Twitter and recently started producing science videos on her youtube channel - Astro Roxy.   CONNECT WITH RASHMI:  Youtube: ​Instagram: ​Facebook:​ Twitter:
February 19, 2021
ANTON VIETROV - How to Explore Space From Your City | EP.52
Anton, dreaming about space exploration while fighting the harsh Swedish weather, and today in episode 52 he will talk about how to explore space from your city.   CONNECT WITH ANTON:  Instagram:
February 17, 2021
ANDREW MCCARTHY - How to Explore The Universe From Your Backyard | EP.51
Andrew is a professional astrophotographer who is exploring the universe from a backyard in Sacramento, California.   CONNECT WITH ANDREW: Instagram:​ Visit:​ Support his work:
February 15, 2021
ROD STUBBINGS - Visual Variable Star Observing | EP.50
Welcome back to Space Explr, we have episode 50 and a great guest, Rod Stubbings is an Amateur Astronomer who is observing variable stars. His first observation of a variable star was in May 1993. On June 8, 2002, his 9th year of observing, he recorded 100,000 visual observations of variable stars being the first Australian observer to do so. On January 24, 2012, he made his 200,000th variable star observation which was achieved in 18 years and 8 months. He believes only the seventh person in the world to reach this milestone. October 9, 2015, his 250,000th visual variable star observation was recorded! This has taken 22 years and 10 months.    Just five other observers worldwide have made over 250,000 observations of variable stars are Albert Jones (New Zealand), Dannie Overbeek (South Africa), Hiroaki Narumi, Taichi Kato (Japan), and Gary Poyner (England). October 6, 2018, a special observation was made on the star AR Pav which was his 300,000th visual variable star observation. Officially the fourth person to reach 300K in variable star astronomy. This milestone has been achieved in 25 years and 5 months with an annual average of 11,800 observations per year which exceeds that of my predecessors, Albert Jones (New Zealand), Hiroaki Narumi, and Taichi Kato (Japan).   CONNECT WITH ROD:  Facebook: Visit:
February 12, 2021
JUAN PUERTA - Orbital Mechanics And Problems With Space Debris | EP.49
Welcome to episode 49 where we have Juan Puerta who is from Colombia, South America, he mainly focuses on orbital mechanics and how to handle the problems with space debris. He is also an engineer with a passion for space exploration and engineering. He has an M.Sc. in Space Systems Engineering from the University of Southampton (UK) and he teaches at Universidad de Antioquia, a local Uni, about orbital mechanics, space debris, and space sustainability.   CONNECT WITH JUAN:  Twitter: ​Instagram:​ Facebook:​ YouTube:
February 10, 2021
ERIK PIRTALA - Space Photography in Finland Skies | EP.48
Erik is 23 years old from Finland who will be talking about space photography in Finland skies. Ever since he got his first telescope as an 11-year-old kid, he has been totally addicted to gazing upwards. He is relatively new to astrophotography, where he bought his first "real" scope in 2018 and it's been a magical journey since that.   CONNECT WITH ERIK:  Instagram:​ Visit:
February 8, 2021
NICO CARVER - Learn About Deep Sky Astrophotography | EP.47
Nico Carver has a keen interest in helping others get started with the hobby. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts in the United States. CONNECT WITH NICO:  Instagram: YouTube: Twitter: Visit:
February 5, 2021
WILLIAM BURNS - Space Science And Taking Photos of The Cosmos | EP.46
William is a 21-year-old junior undergraduate studying Software Engineering and Astrophysics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Started doing astrophotography seriously about 4 years ago. Now he is Meade Instruments Brand Ambassador and OPT Affiliate.   CONNECT WITH WILLIAM:  Instagram: Twitter:
February 5, 2021
ROSS CLARK - How to Becoming Astronomy Photographer of The Year | EP.45
Ross lives in the cloudy North East of England so of course, he loves astrophotography. He gets out whenever he can and aims to produce the best possible results with usually low integration stacks.   Ross was awarded Newcomer of the Year in 2019 at the Astronomy Photographer of the Year Awards held by Royal Museums Greenwich. He had his work shared by NASA, Canon, Sigma, BBC, OPT, and others. CONNECT WITH ROSS:  Facebook: Instagram: Visit:
January 29, 2021
NIKOLA BUKOWIECKA - Understanding The Laws of The Universe | EP.44
Nikola is 23, from Szczecin in Poland. She is currently in her second-to-last year of master’s degree in physics at the University of Szczecin Szczecin, and a third-year student of automation and robotics at the Pomeranian University of Technology. Her goal is to be involved in creating technological progress and she hopes she will do it by working in the fascinating space industry.   CONNECT WITH NIKOLA:  Facebook: Instagram: LinkedIn:
January 27, 2021
DANIEL SMITH - Discover The Wonders in Space and Caves on Earth | EP.43
Daniel Smith, but his nickname in photography is Daniel Zoliro...a name that he came up with using the first two letters from each of his kids' names. He is a pastor and volunteer firefighter in the town where he lives. He got his first telescope, an 8-inch Dobsonian, about 4 years ago. Where he did his first stacked astrophoto about one year ago with a DSLR, 100mm lens, and a Star Adventurer.   Since then, he dove in headfirst into astrophotography working with much better gear and refining his processing skills, he also currently serves as vice president of the Astronomy Club of Tulsa. Besides this hobby, he’s involved in caving and cave photography, macrophotography, and he’s also a musician.   CONNECT WITH DANIEL:  Facebook: Instagram: YouTube: Visit:
January 26, 2021
HALIT MIRAHMETOGLU - Turkish Technology and Future in Space | EP.42
Halit studied Astronomy and Space Sciences at Ege University, Turkey. He holds an M. Sc. degree in Space Management from ISU (MSM09) and joined the Summer Program in Beijing, China (SSP07). He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Space Technologies at the National Defense University of Turkey.  Halit accumulated over 4000 hours of training experience delivering both formal and non-formal learning training as well as accumulated various international and intercultural working experiences in Barcelona, Tokyo, and Rome over the last decade.  He is the founder of Estonia-based consulting company Spaceagenda OÜ and Turkey-based TRC Space Technologies Training, Research, and Consulting Services. Currently, he is the general manager of GUHEM (Gokmen Space and Aviation Training Center). His main goal is to set up more effective bridges between people.   Connect with Halit:  Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: Visit:
January 23, 2021
RON SPARKMAN - Making Space Science Approachable & Accessible to Everyone | EP.41
Ron Sparkman is one of Space Foundation’s newest editions as the organization’s Digital Content Strategist, as well as the Space Foundation Discovery Center’s Chief Curiosity Correspondent. In these roles, he leads the organization’s social media team, hosts livestreaming events like Space4U Live and Universal Live with industry leaders, produces engaging video content such as Space Symposium 365 with team member Slade Bradbury, and much more.   Ron is also the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Stardom, a space media company, with the mission to make space science more approachable & accessible to everyone on the planet. Via this platform, Stardom’s international team covers space news, science communication events, rocket launches, space & science museums, and more. As well, he is also the co-creator of I Love Mars, one of the largest communities for fans of the Red Planet on social media.   Ron is also Communications and Social Media Manager at Explore Mars, Co-founder of the Out Astronaut Project, Host of Space Fam on OPT Telescope’s Clear Skies Network on Twitch, the host of The Mars Society’s Red Planet Radio, an Advanced Academy graduate of Project PoSSUM, the citizen-scientist astronautics program, and does or has contributed to a number of other space science social media brands like Fun Fact Science, PoSSUM 13, and more. Connect with Ron:  Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: YouTube: Support their work:
January 20, 2021
VICKI PINK - How to Take Images of Deep Sky Objects | EP.40
Vicki is a 38-year-old mum who lives in the UK with Bortle 5 skies. She started her Astro journey in May 2018 with a Newtonian reflector which she still has but since then she has been on a deep sky object imaging journey for 2 years also.   Connect with Vicki:  Instagram: Twitter:
January 18, 2021
IAN LAUER - Buying Your First Astrophotography Equipment | EP.39
Ian is an astronomer, astrophotographer, adventurer, and public speaker with a passion for sharing the wonders of the night sky. With a background in astrophysics, Ian has worked with the top telescope manufacturers and retailers in the world, building telescope systems for private & professional observatories, astrophotographers, government projects, and educational institutes. Outside of astronomy, backpacking, camping, and metal music are among his other passions.   Connect with Ian:  Instagram: Twitter: Facebook:
January 15, 2021
TIM CHRISMAN - Making Space Accessible to All | EP.38
Tim Chrisman is the founder and executive director of Foundation for The Future (, author of "Humanity in Space", a look at the future of the second century of human spaceflight, and former U.S. Army Special Operations officer. Foundation for The Future is focused on the creation of a secure, sustainable, and efficient gateway to outer space.   Connect with Tim on:  Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Email:  Visit:
January 15, 2021
KATE ADAMALA - Science And Engineering of Building Synthetic Cells | EP.37
Kate Adamala is a biochemist building synthetic cells. Her research aims at understanding the chemical principles of biology, creating tools for bioengineering and basic research. Adamala lab studies the origin and earliest evolution of life develops tools for using synthetic biology to colonize space and works on new tools for biotechnology and medicine. She is one of the leaders of the Build-a-Cell research community.   Connect with Kate on:  Twitter: Visit:
January 12, 2021
MYLES HARRIS - How to Reduce Risk and Disaster in Space | EP.36
Myles Harris is a Ph.D. student at University College London, Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction. Myles is researching prolonged field care (healthcare) in remote environments and space. Myles is collaborating with the not-for-profit organization Remote Area Risk International and the Ministry of Defence, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine.   Connect with Myles on:  Twitter:
January 8, 2021
BRADY FINN - Taking a Journey Through Space | EP.35
He is a 27-year-old amateur astrophotographer from Tamworth, England. He has been passionate about both space and photography for years but this past year has given him the chance to learn and improve which he loves to share on Instagram. Connect with Brady:  Instagram: Instagram:
January 8, 2021
CHARLOTTE POUWELS - Everything to Know About CHILL-ICE Mission 2021 | EP.34
Charlotte is 24 years old with a degree in applied physics with a specialization in radiation and cube satellites. Working as an analog astronaut and mission organizer for EuroMoonMars, ILEWG ESA, HI-SEAS which is the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation is an analog habitat for human spaceflight to Mars.   She is the head of logistics & organizer for the CHILL-ICE mission 2021 where they will be constructing a Habitat Inside a lava tube on Iceland for lunar missions. Full-time test engineer at Airbus Defense and Space Netherlands, Charlotte is also an entrepreneur, advanced scuba diver, wanderer, and traveler.   Support CHILL-ICE Analogue astronaut mission: Connect with Charlotte on:   Instagram: Visit:
January 6, 2021
STACEY DOWNTON - How to Take Pictures of Space From Light Polluted Areas | EP.33
Stacey aka AstroStace takes pictures of space from a very light polluted garden in Birmingham, UK. She also has a YouTube channel where she puts up tutorials for Astro imaging and processing and also reviews astronomy and astrophotography gear!   Connect with Stacey:  Instagram: Twitter: YouTube: Facebook: Visit:
January 4, 2021
MICHAEL WILSON - Space Photography And Microbiology Science | EP.32
Michael is an amateur astrophotographer, nightscape photographer, and occasional solargrapher, he began doing this in 2018. Besides that, he also works as a microbiology scientist.   Connect with Michael on:  Facebook: Instagram: https:/  Twitter: https:/
January 4, 2021
JAMIE MACDOUGALL - How to Take Space Photos From Your Backyard | EP.31
Jamie has been taking amateur astrophotos since 2014. He focuses on deep space but dabbles in solar imaging, too. All operated from his garden in England.   Connect with Jamie on:   Instagram: Visit:
January 1, 2021
MARK JOHNSTON - Learn And Get Involved With Astronomy And Space Science | EP.30
Mark is NASA's Solar System Ambassador, Astronomical League Master of Outreach, astronomy, and space science cruise ship speaker, amateur astronomer for 50 years.   Connect with Mark on:   Instagram: Webpage:
December 30, 2020
ARKADIUSZ KOLODZIEJ - Building a Hospital on The Moon | EP.29
Arkadiusz Kołodziej is a 5th-year medical student and space enthusiast. He is interested in brains and space medicine. In the future, he would like to connect his interests and do research on space conditions’ impact upon the Central Nervous System. He is also an analog astronaut and a member of the Innspace group. One of his newest projects was Hospital on the Moon. Connect with Arkadiusz on:   Twitter:  LinkedIn: Visit:
December 26, 2020
DOMINIK HAMALA - How to Develop High Power Rockets | EP.28
Dominik is UX user experience /UI user interface Designer, Illustrator, and Rocketry hobbyist. An active member of the Polish Rocketry Association. Founder of hamaLab project where he develops high power rockets with all subsystems. In addition, he manages the Astronomical Observatory in Radomyśl Wielki and provides illustrations for the Polish Space Professionals Association. He was also selected for 2020 to be a Space Ambassador for the ESERO ( European Space Education Resource Office, ESA's education program).   Connect with Dominik on:   YouTube: Instagram: Visit:
December 24, 2020
SAURAV MODAK - Beginners Guide To Astrophotography | EP.27
He is a data scientist who has very recently taken up astrophotography as a hobby. He is a beginner in most of the aspects, but learning a lot and it's a lot of fun.   Connect with Saurav on:   Instagram:
December 18, 2020
ETHAN WONG - How to Take Pictures of Nebula And Galaxies | EP.26
Ethan is an avid astrophotographer from Singapore! Imaging there in the tropics is never easy, especially when Polaris cannot be seen. Fortunately, that has not deterred him from doing what he loves.  He wishes that more people can take some time off their screens and look up to the night skies: it’s always full of surprises! Currently a final year mechanical engineering student, that hopes to pursue postgraduate studies in the likes of cosmology or astrophysics.   Connect with Ethan on:   Instagram: For more information visit:
December 15, 2020
REG PRATT - How to Learn Astrophotography Quicker | EP.25
Reg lives in Vallejo, California, where he works as a wire technician for a major telecom company. He started doing astrophotography in March of this year but has a background in photography as well.   Connect with Reg :  Instagram:
December 8, 2020
RUZEEN FARSAD - Learning The Greatest Hobby in The Universe | EP.24
Ruzeen takes photos of things in space. He enjoys sharing his experience with others via YouTube, as well as teaching how to edit photos as well as reviewing equipment. He enjoys using YouTube -as well as his other social medias - to help inform, inspire and share the greatest hobby in the universe: astrophotography.   Connect with Ruzeen on:   Visit: YouTube:  Instagram: Twitter: Facebook:
December 5, 2020
MUSTAFA AYDIN - Beginner Guide For Astrophotography | EP.23
Mustafa Aydin is from Ankara Turkey, he is 46 years old amateur astronomer and astrophotographer. Science and astronomy have been his passion since childhood. In the last 7 years, he’s concentrated on astrophotography in both nightscapes/widefield and deep space astrophotography. Where he is also Meade Instruments brand ambassador. Connect with Mustafa on:   Instagram: Facebook: Twitter:
December 2, 2020
FRITZ LAUN - Becoming an Astrophotographer and Aerospace Engineer | EP.22
Fritz is an aerospace engineer and amateur Astrophotographer in central Florida. He has been fascinated by the wonders hidden in the night sky ever since his father first showed him what the moon looked like through a small telescope. It was at that point that he realized there are all of these amazing objects in plain view above us every day - just waiting there to be seen. He took up astrophotography when he was in high school back in 2005. This was the beginning of the digital camera revolution, but it hadn’t yet become affordable for amateur astronomy purposes. His first images were using a black and white film of the moon to get the most detail that he could. One thing led to another and Fritz quickly became immersed in the world of astrophotography where he strived to make his next image better than his last. Fast forward to 2019, he built his dream observatory in his backyard and has never looked back. Connect with Fritz on:   Instagram: For more information visit:
November 30, 2020
JUSTYNA PELC - On The Mission to Colonize Mars | EP.21
Engineer, leader of Innspace group. They are an interdisciplinary team, realizing space-related projects, mostly space bases. They won Student Aerospace Challenge, had 5th place at Mars Colony Prize, gained Gold Winner and Winner title for two their projects at Future Mars Life Competition and more.   Justyna is cooperating with other space associations as well. She is a member of Student Council at Polish Space Agency, member of a board of Polish Astrobiology Society or member of Advisory Board of Mars Society South Asia.   Connect with Justyna:  Twitter: Instagram: Instagram:
November 28, 2020
JOEY DESMOND - How to Take Photos of Galaxies And Planets | EP.20
Joey Desmond born and lives in Dublin, Ireland. He's been taking photos of galaxies, nebula, planets and has been intensely studying about astrophotography for the last one and half years.   Connect with Joey on:  Facebook: Instagram:
November 25, 2020
AGNIESZKA ELWERTOWSKA - Steps to Becoming an Astronaut | EP.19
Agnieszka Elwertowska is ambitious student who is currently training to become next Polish Astronaut. She is participating in AdvancingX Programme as Career Astronaut Candidate and she is Astronaut Candidate in Lady Rocket Foundation. Also she took part in few Analog Space Missions in Poland and Brazil and she learn to become great Space Engineer by participating in Students Space Projects like PW-Sat3.   Connect with Agnieszka:
November 24, 2020
IOAN POPA - Pushing The Limits of Space Photography | EP.18
Ioan is an astrophotographer and mobile designer fascinated by technology and pushing the limits of what we can realize.   Connect with Ioan on:   Instagram: Visit:
November 20, 2020
MARC MANTHA - Capturing The Cosmic Pixels | EP.17
Marc is from the Ottawa region, Canada's capital. During the day, he is a web developer and father of 3 beautiful daughters and at night he alternated between dad duties, astrophotography and gaming. He had a fascination with space since he was a little kid and got his first visual telescope in 2014. He played around with basic astrophotography with a DSLR between 2014 and 2019 when he decided to get better gear in a year ago where he have been learning a lot since then!   Connect with Marc on:   Instagram: Facebook: For more information visit:
November 17, 2020
JOSHUA DAVIS - Hunting Down Deep Space Objects | EP.16
Joshua Davis is an artist, educator, and amateur astrophotographer. He lives in Ohio with his wife and two children. When he was a boy, he wanted to be an astronaut, archaeologist, or artist. He chose the career with the least amount of mathematics. He likes hunting down Deep Space Objects and photographing them.   Connect with Joshua on:   Instagram: Visit his website:
November 13, 2020
JAŠA REBULA - How to Become a Professional Space Photographer | EP.15
Jaša is young and very perspective astrophotographer from Slovenia where he has been taking space photos for about a year now. Connect with Jaša on:   Instagram: YouTube: TikTok: Facebook: Patreon:
November 11, 2020
AKASH ANANDH - Steps to Milky Way and Lunar Astrophotography | EP.14
Akash is an amateur astronomer, astrophotographer, writer and science communicator. He is also a management committee member of the astronomical society of Singapore. He has been featured on; BBC world news, European Space Agencies both Instagram accounts,'s 100 Best Space Photos of 2016. He also conducts workshops on milky way and lunar astrophotography, outreach programs & talks on astronomy, light pollution.   Connect with Akash on:  Facebook: Instagram: YouTube:
November 9, 2020
MICHAEL CALLER - Complete Guide to Space Photography | EP.13
Michael Caller also know as Astrocaller an astrophotograper from south east England. He is an accomplished astrophotographer who have spent the last year helping other's get into astrophotography with guidance on equipment. Help with progressing via his self written book My PixInsight Guide available on Apple iBook's. Connect with Michael on: Facebook:  Instagram: For more information visit:
November 6, 2020
PHILIPP STUDER - How to Take Pictures of Galaxies And Nebula | EP.12
Philipp is an astrophotographer, aviation engineering student who loves taking pictures, especially pictures of galaxies and nebulae.   Connect with Philipp on:
October 26, 2020
MILENA MICHALSKA - Creating Web Applications For European Space Agency | EP.11
She is a programmer creating web applications for European Space Agency, computer science student and big space enthusiast. Every space-related activity excites her so is taking model rocketry workshops, taking part in analog astronaut missions and organizing space events in her area to get more people interested in this topic, which creates new opportunities.   Connect with Milena on:
October 26, 2020
MICHELE VONCI - Bringing You The Wonders of The Night Sky | EP.10
Michele describes himself as an amateur astrophotographer bringing the wonders of the night sky from a rainy and light-polluted backyard in Greater Manchester. Connect with Michele on:
October 26, 2020
GALEN GILMORE - Finding Your Passion For Space And Science | EP.09
Galen Gilmore is 17 years old and a senior in high school. He has a passion for space and science that he had since he was little, now he plans on going to college to study aerospace engineering, so he can one day work to help change the world. Currently he use budget equipment to produce his astrophotography, but as he says, he still has a lot to learn.   Connect with Galen on:
October 26, 2020
MATT DIETERICH - Helping People to Learn Professional Astrophotography | EP.08
Matt is a photographer who enjoys night sky and landscape shooting, he has a passion for teaching workshops and they can be found  Connect with Matt on:
October 26, 2020
SIMON TANG - Steps to Becoming a Smart Astronomer | EP.07
For Simon what started as a thing to do during the cold months became an addiction into the world of astrophotography.   Connect with Simon on:
October 26, 2020
ISAAC ARMAS - Finding Your Passion For Space Photography | EP.06
Isaac describes himself as a regular guy who loves to look at the stars, but he is sure not regular when it comes to producing these beautiful images of galaxies, nebulas, comets, planets, so make sure to connect and ask questions about his great work.   Connect with Isaac on:
October 26, 2020
BENJAMIN GODSON - The Road to Astronomy And Space Photography | EP.05
Benjamin is astrophotographer, physics student and president of the astronomy society at the University of Exeter in United Kingdom.   Connect with Benjamin on:
October 26, 2020
RIFATH SHAAROOK - Making The Worlds Smallest Satellite And Launching it With NASA | EP.04
Rifath is a Chief technology officer and Lead Scientist of Space Kidz India. Developed world's lightest satellite Kalamsat along with his team mates at Space Kidz India. It was launched into space by NASA. Also launched Kalamsat-2 into orbit from ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) and 14 other balloon satellites. Now he and his team are working towards making space accessible and affordable.  Make sure to go and follow Rifath on:
October 26, 2020
TOBI HOFFMANN - How to Start Your Journey in Astronomy | EP.03
Tobi Hoffmann born 1983 and is an amateur astronomer since 1993 with some large breaks in between. Now back into his hobby since 5 years especially interested in astrophotography.   Connect with Tobi on:
October 26, 2020
ROBERT ARKINS - Taking Photos of Deep Space From Your Balcony | EP.02
Rob is 33 years old, originally from Dublin, Ireland but living in Vilnius, Lithuania for the past 4 years with his fiancée and 2 kids. He describes himself as a complete beginner in astrophotography, where he got started in March of 2020.   Connect with Robert on:
October 26, 2020
CHRISTIAN GRAINGER - How to Become a Pro Astronomer | EP.01
Christian Grainger has been an amateur astronomer for almost ten years. He finds the universe endlessly fascinating and beautiful and now he works to spread interest in science through his pictures and images.   Connect with Christian on:  Instagram:
October 26, 2020