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How do we know what stars are made of? Who figured out what happens inside stars? How do we know Dark Matter exists? Delve into the “how”s of astronomical discovery, meet the people behind the science, and explore the universe yourself!

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January 5th, 2023

Hydrogen Hunters Part 1: Cecilia's Story

How do we know that the stars are made up of Hydrogen and Helium?
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January 5th, 2023

Hydrogen Hunters Part 2: Antara's Journey

Follow a NASA astrophysicist on her path to becoming a scientist.
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January 5th, 2023

Hydrogen Hunters Part 3: Starbursts and Binaries

What can we find out about the universe by looking at Hydrogen today?
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January 5th, 2023

Hydrogen Hunters Part 4: Explore the Rainbow

Find out how you can split light for yourself, and explore the spectrum of a star.

About Diaries of the Cosmos

 

How do we know what stars are made of? Who figured out what happens inside stars? How do we know Dark Matter exists? Delve into the “how”s of astronomical discovery, meet the people behind the science, and explore the universe yourself through Diaries of the Cosmos, an audio series showcasing stories of scientists and discovery.

Each story explores a particular astrophysical discovery, and is linked to various NASA missions and initiatives.  These stories showcase both the science and the scientists behind the discovery. We special attention to the lived experiences of scientists, and to the process of science they follow. In each installment, hear about the featured scientists, enjoy a discussion with astronomers, and interact with the science yourself.

This series is brought to you by NASA's Universe of Learning, a part of the NASA Science Mission Directorate's Science Activation program.  More information about this series, as well as other Universe of Learning resources, can be found at universe-of-learning.org.

 


Development team:
 

Rutuparna Das, PhD
Astrophysicist and Science Communicator
NASA's Universe of Learning and Chandra X-ray Observatory
Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian

Content development, writing, narration

Kimberly Arcand, PhD
Visualisation Scientist
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory
Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian

Content development and review

Kristin Divona
Visual Information Specialist
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory
Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian

Graphic design

Robert Hurt, PhD
Visualization Scientist
Caltech/IPAC

Web and media platform development

April Jubett
Audio Engineer
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory
Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian

Audio editing/mixing

Varoujan Gorjian, PhD
Research Astronomer
JPL/Caltech

Content development and review

Kathleen Lestition
Education & Communications Coordinator
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory
Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian

Content development and review

Colleen F. Manning, PhD
External Evaluator of NASA's Universe of Learning
Goodman Research Group, Inc.

User testing and evaluations

Eric Oh
Associate Applications Developer
Caltech/IPAC

Web and media platform development

Timothy Rhue II
Principal Informal Education Specialist
Space Telescope Science Institute

Content development and review