Actually, It’s Phytoplankton!
Episode 3: Beep Bop Boop! Spacecraft & Mission Operations.

Episode 3: Beep Bop Boop! Spacecraft & Mission Operations.

August 29, 2020

This is our big engineering episode for all lovers of gadgets and flying machines. Meet PACE Project Manager Andre Dress (NASA GSFC) and PACE Mission Systems Engineer Gary Davis (NASA GSFC). Two guys who love to pull stuff apart and put it back together, they both play major roles in the everyday efforts to build and launch NASA's new PACE satellite.  

 

Episode 2: Straight to the Top! NASA Earth Science & The PACE Mission!

Episode 2: Straight to the Top! NASA Earth Science & The PACE Mission!

August 22, 2020

It's still National Science Week 2020, so what a great time to talk to a couple of NASA scientists with high-profile job titles. This episode we learn about NASA's Earth Science Division from Dr Paula Bontempi, who at the time of recording held the position of Acting Deputy Director Earth Sciences Division NASA*. Whoa!

We also chat to Dr Jeremy Werdell who is the NASA PACE Project Scientist (NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre). Double Whoa! 

*Dr Bontempi's current affiliation is as the Dean of the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island. 

 

Episode 1: Whale Poop? Oil Slick? Actually, it’s Phytoplankton!

Episode 1: Whale Poop? Oil Slick? Actually, it’s Phytoplankton!

August 15, 2020

Happy National Science Week 2020! It's our first episode of Actually, it's Phytoplankton!; the podcast series about ocean ecology and NASA's PACE Mission.

In this episode, meet the podcast hosts Jamie, Lachlan and Ivona as we explore questions such as. "Phytoplankton, what the heck is it?" Spin the wheel of plankton with us and make your own phytoplankton playing cards. You're going to have so much knowledge!

Trailer: Actually, it’s Phytoplankton!

Trailer: Actually, it’s Phytoplankton!

June 28, 2020

Whale poop? Oil slick? Actually, it’s Phytoplankton!  If you like to breathe air and eat food, thank phytoplankton. Visible from space, these microorganisms are integral to all life.

Go2Qurious presents a new science and oceanography podcast designed especially for middle schoolers. Join host Dr Jamie Coull, and oceanographer co-hosts Dr Lachlan McKinna and Dr Ivona Cetinić from 15 August to explore ocean ecology and NASA’s PACE Mission.

Jamie, Lachlan and Ivona interview 11 scientists and engineers who work on NASA’s most advanced ocean-colour and aerosol satellite mission to date: PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud and ocean Ecosystem). Each episode is packed with science activities and resources. There are fantastic science prizes to be won, and the podcast can be enjoyed by students, teachers and families alike.

Find us at go2qurious.com 

Actually, It's Phytoplankton: Ocean Ecology & NASA's PACE Mission is proudly supported by Advance Queensland and the Queensland State Government.

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