REACH A Space Podcast for Kids

Exoplanets with Ashley Walker & Marc Evan Jackson

Episode Summary

On this episode of REACH Brian and Meredith ask the questions "What is an Exoplanet?," "What does the hashtag #BlackinAstro mean?" and more before we are joined by an expert Astrochemist and Planetary Scientist and a very special visit from our closest celestial neighbor on a segment entitled "Did You Know...?"

Episode Notes

On this episode of REACH  Brian and Meredith ask the questions "What is an Exoplanet?," "What does the hashtag #BlackinAstro mean?," and more before we are joined by an expert Astrochemist and Planetary Scientist and a very special visit from our closest celestial neighbor  on a segment entitled "Did You Know...?"

This week's Activity from Ashley Walker:

 

Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien 

Written by: Sandy Marshall with Nate DuFort, Meredith Stepien and Brian Holden. 

Co-Created, Produced by: Nate DuFort and Sandy Marshall 

Edited by: Nate DuFort

Music composed by: Jesse Case

Logo by: Steven Lyons

 

Thanks to Ashley Walker (Ashley Lindalía),  Astrochemist, Planetary Scientist, and Intern at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. For more on Ashley's work and the latest on #BlackinAstro follow Ashley on Twitter @That_Astro_Chic

The Moon was played by Marc Evan Jackson. You may know Marc from his work on NBC’s The Good Place, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, or Netflix’s The Babysitters Club. Marc is also the President and Co-founder of The Detroit Creativity Project whose Improv Project offers training in communication, collaboration, and relationship building skills to students in Detroit schools. To find out more please go to www.detroitcreativityproject.org

And special thanks this week to our REACH learning community: Thanks Bella and Blythe!

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REACH: A Space Podcast for Kids is a production of Soundsington Media committed to making quality programing for young audiences and the young at heart. To find out more go to http://www.soundsingtonmedia.com