Dr. Pamela Gay from Astronomy Cast and CosmoQuest (BI 69)

This month Books and Ideas features Dr. Pamela Gay, co-host of the long running show Astronomy Cast. In 2018 Dr. Gay was inducted into the Academy of Podcasting Hall of Fame. She is a professional astronomer with a deep commitment to public outreach and she is very involved with the citizen science project Cosmos Quest. Her passion for science is contagious.

In this interview she also reflects on life as a woman in science and also the rewards of being a podcasting pioneer. I am honored to have her as a friend and very pleased to have her back on the show.

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