HTGYG Show #159: Science Fair, Singing and Space Showers!

Europa orbiting Jupiter. (Artist’s impression. Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Kornmesser)

Europa orbiting Jupiter. (Artist’s impression. Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Kornmesser)


It’s that time of year again – science fair projects, stomach viruses, field trips and chaos! Apologies for the sound being off, but I wanted to get this out to you! This episode, I talk about our adventures finishing up the school assignments before the holiday break and the fun the kids had singing at various locations. I also talk about what I think is the biggest space news story of the year - Europa’s showers of water.

As promised, here’s the pic and link of the Mythbusters Science Fair Book – here’s #2, but we have both editions.

Mythbusters Science Fair Book #2

Mythbusters Science Fair Book #2

Also, I recommend the following sites for creating bibliographies: Noodletools for MLA, and APA Format Citation Generator for APA style.

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek-at-gmail-dot-com, or call my voicemail number at (678) 235-GROW (4769) and leave your thoughts. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter at @SusietheGeek or the show at @HowToGrowGeek, on Goodreads as SusieMurph, on Pinterest as SusietheGeek and on Google+ as +SusieMurph!

Logo Art by Tim Coffey

Theme music: Alien for Christmas cover by IFightDragons

HTGYG Show #158: Universe Today and Catching Up!

I’m interrupting my predicted flow of episodes to update you all on my new job and events. Check out Universe Today’s web site here and click through to follow us on Twitter, Pinterest, G+, etc! I’m thrilled to be over there, and hope to be back on schedule here as well! Here’s a great hangout from Fraser’s trip to LA last week!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek-at-gmail-dot-com, or call my voicemail number at (678) 235-GROW (4769) and leave your thoughts. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter at @SusietheGeek or the show at @HowToGrowGeek, on Goodreads as SusieMurph, on Pinterest as SusietheGeek and on Google+ as +SusieMurph!

Logo Art by Tim Coffey

Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

Space Is A Busy Place

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A little over a year ago we watched with baited breath as the Mars Science Laboratory performed its amazing landing on the red planet. Since then we’ve followed the Curiosity rover as it has traveled Gale Crater. It is easy to forget that there is a … [Continue reading]

HTGYG Show #157: DragonCon Report Part 1!

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I'm thrilled to tell all of you about this year's DragonCon events and activities. Amanda and I had a great time! I start off talking about the Atlanta Star Party in honor of Cosmoquest.org, run by our friends Pamela Gay and Nicole Gugliucci. If … [Continue reading]

HTGYG Show #156: Summer Catchup – Exercise, Weight Loss, End of Summer Book List!

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Hi everyone! It's been a while since we've had a show, but we've had a busy summer! In this episode, I talk about our efforts to exercise more, eat less, and relax a lot after the craziness of swim team in June. RapidEye calls in to talk about his … [Continue reading]

HTGYG Show #155: Fitness and Weight Loss – Getting the Kids (and Me) Active!

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This show, I play a voicemail from RapidEye about the Meteorite Men, I discuss fitness/weight loss/getting kids active, and I call for folks to watch the Cosmoquest.org Google hangout this weekend. Please email me with your own comments at … [Continue reading]

HTGYG Show #154: Special Episode: Grieving and Loss – Remembering my Grandmother

This episode is a special remembrance of my grandmother, Era Mae Lett, and details how I'm feeling about her loss, how I'm handling it with my kids, and just my difficulties with having to handle loss and grief. Thank you to anyone who takes the time … [Continue reading]

HTGYG Show #153: Meeting the Meteorite Men!

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Steve and Geoff of the Meteorite Men On April 20, the Tellus Museum in Cartersville, GA, had the Meteorite Men come and visit and talk about all of their adventures. Kevin and I got the chance to go, and through our mutual friends at Farpoint … [Continue reading]

HTGYG Show #152: International TableTop Day – Board Games for Everyone!

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This episode, I discuss the first ever International TableTop Day - a day for you to get together with your friends, family and anyone and play some cool board games! You can find more info about TableTop Day here and follow them on Twitter at … [Continue reading]

HTGYG Show #151: Nerdy with Children? Here’s a site for you!

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This episode, I've got a great interview with David Gorcey and Nick Veneris from  Nerdy with Children, a cool website where you can find all kinds of great nerdy/geeky items for your kids and family, and a great forum for parents. They spend 10+ … [Continue reading]