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Welcome to the first issue of Cosmic Companion Communications, a low-volume newsletter, keeping you updated on upcoming guests, educational resources, and news from The Cosmic Companion.

As we approach the end of season two of Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion, I want to thank everyone who has made the show such a success.

We have had some amazing guests on our weekly video series and podcast, filling out astronomy and space news stories with their own first-hand accounts of carrying out the research. We also have our amazing writers and artists from around the globe, working to bring you amazing, accurate, stories each week. Finally, there is you, dear reader, without whom none of this would be possible. Thanks so much for being there. I realize life is hard for everyone right now, and I really appreciate every one of you.

Dr. Thea Kozakis, astrobiologist from Cornell University, visits Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion

I’m excited to announce that Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion has some special guests lined up for every episode for the rest of the season!

This week (June 2): Professor Seiji Sugita from the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of Tokyo, researcher on the Hayabusa2 mission currently exploring the asteroid Ryugu. We talk about the spacecraft, Ryugu, and the science of asteroids.

June 9: Anna Ho of Caltech, who studies Fast Blue Optical Transients (FBOTs), a newly-discovered type of massive explosion seen in distant galaxies.

June 16: Matija Ćuk of the SETI Institute, on the possibility that Mars may have been orbited by rings in the distant past.

June 23: Tyler Gorda from the Department of Physics at the University of Virginia, talking about his work discovering the newest state of matter — quark matter, which could make up much of the material in neutron stars.

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After June 23, The Cosmic Companion will take a two-week hiatus, as we move into our new (much-larger) studio. The show will return for our third season, beginning Tuesday, July 14. We look forward to ending out season two with some incredible special guests, and heading toward an exciting, fun, informative third season of Astronomy News with The Cosmic Companion.

Stay safe, and be well!




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