We are a team from NASA and USRA bouncing artwork off the Moon today and talking about exploring space. Ask us anything!
We are a group of scientists and artists working with NASA and other space-interested organizations. We are bouncing artwork off the Moon on May 1st at 3 PM CT (20:00 UTC). The fact that we will “touch” the moon with art seems like a great reason to have an AMA and a Hangout to talk about the significance of the artwork and the performance and to explore the impact of the past, present, and future human presence on the Moon.
The artwork is from the Humans in Space Youth Art Competition (www.humansinspaceart.org) and the Visual Moonbounce will be performed by OPTICKS in collaboration with CAMRAS/Dwingeloo radio telescope (www.opticks.info).
Here is our proof: http://i.imgur.com/12kafLX.jpg
Ask us about the artwork and how to bounce it off the Moon, Moon exploration, or anything else you can think of! We'll start answering at 11:00 am CT (16:00 UTC)
Please also join us at 3 PM CT (20:00 UTC) for the live Google Hangout (https://plus.google.com/events/ckm4364t5f7fcg0m42rgb7br2lc) where we will perform the Visual Moonbounce and have additional discussion with world-renowned authors, artists and NASA scientists.
Our Ask Us Anything team of Scientists and Artists is: Dr. Stan Love, Planetary Scientist and Astronaut Dr. Dan Durda, Astronomer and Artist Dr. Jancy McPhee, Neuroscientist and Director Humans in Space Art Ms. Daniela De Paulis, Artist, Researcher, and Lead OPTICKS Dr. Georgiana Kramer, Planetary Geologist at Lunar & Planetary Institute Dr. Yann Sonzogni, Postdoctoral Fellow at Lunar & Planetary Institute
[EDIT at 2:30 ET (18:30 UTC)] Thanks everyone for participating! It was great fun! Please come join us for the Artwork Moonbounce at 4 PM ET (20:00 UTC). (https://plus.google.com/events/ckm4364t5f7fcg0m42rgb7br2lc)