The Tweet-up at NASA Ames Research Center and Kepler mission proved an amazing experience for 56 people ("tweeps"), about half local, but the other half representing 18 states and 5 countries. They LOVED the work of the Kepler team!
YouTube video summary:
Ustream from the morning talks is archived at:
There are NASA photographs.
Audio from "SpaceKate": http://audioboo.fm/SpaceKate
Here’s some of the media coverage:
Twitter users get rare tour of NASA Ames (story & video) by Wayne Freedman
Friday, February 11, 2011
Behind-The-Scenes at NASA Ames Research Center, by Laura Khalil
February 15th, 2011
NASA Brings Alien Planet Search Down to Earth for Twitter Fans, by Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior Writer
Date: 14 February 2011 Time: 09:08 AM ET
NASA Ames Tweet-up
San Francisco Blog, a nature network blog by Joanna Scott
Posted by Joanna Scott on Feb 11, 2011
One participant posted a time lapse video of the day:
Several participants have posted their photographs:
There were hundreds of tweets going out to tens of thousands of followers and spreading the excitement. Selection of tweets from the event:
nasatweetup #exo Looking forward to meeting the Kepler team and looking at new planets tomorrow #nasa_ames !
@NASAKepler showing just how many more candidates gave been found since 2009 http://twitpic.com/3ypjp1
@NASAKepler's Natalie Batalha gives the recipe for making an Earth-sized planet - important ingredients: mass and radius
@Worden says the most exciting work @NASA_Ames is the search for life and the @NASAKepler search for #exo planets
Audioboo: Bill Wohler talks about Kepler data processing #nasatweetup #exo http://boo.fm/b276755
Awesome meeting some of the @nasakepler team. What an exciting project to work on.
awesome presentation on Kepler - thanks NASA!
Clear why they picked her to rep Kepler! RT @paolody RT @MrDDon: Natalie is an awesome speaker and presenter.
Enjoying a presentation on data returned from Kepler spacecraft in both pixels & sounds generated from light frequencies.
Exciting! RT @SpaceKate: Natalie Batalha (@nasakepler) introduces us to her family of #Exo planets #nasatweetup http://twitpic.com/3ypgk3
Finally a connection! Day at @Nasa_Ames with the sims, Kepler scientists and other space geeks was sheer wonderfulness. #nasatweetup rules!
Fun to see tons of cameras go up to take pictures of Kepler data at the #nasatweetup for #exo .
Hey #NASATweetup #Exo, here's the @NASAKepler Orrery. Illustration of most of the systems Kepler has found at once... http://bit.ly/ecyi7a
I love this @NASAKepler graphic! Wish I could get all of it. twitpic.com/3ypi5c
I must admit that I get excited and a little verklempt when thinking about @NASAKepler. I'm such an astrogeek!
Incredibly stoked about the #nasatweetup #exo tomorrow. Kepler's planets are amazing and I can't wait to hear more about the science there!
Kepler is not a mission designed to find life but it inspires that kind on ponderance
Kepler planet hunting @NASA_Ames wish I were there! Ustreaming though #NASATweetUp
Kepler takes 20 gigs of data a month -- wowzers!
Kepler whiz Natalie Batalha's babies. So precious! http://twitpic.com/3ypedz
Learning all about @NASAKepler at the #nasatweetup. Today is going to rock.
Mass determination via Kepler by transit irregularities. smart and efficient.
Music from the stars, Kepler scientists convert light intensity data to sound waves to help understand astroseismology
NASA is using statistics for the win. Kepler http://twitpic.com/3ypimt
Natalie Batalha (@nasakepler) introduces us to her family of #Exo planets http://twitpic.com/3ypgk3
Natalie Batalha on NASAKepler: "A mission for humanity".
Natalie Batalha, NASAKepler QKueen, breaking down the data on Kepler's playground w beaming enthusiasm!
Natalie is an awesome speaker and presenter. @Nasa_Ames
Red group is with Jon Jenkins, learning about Kepler, its data, and interpreting that data to find planets
RT @AllPlanets #nasatweetup #exo Natalie Bataldha "Kepler is a mission for humanity, not only for scientists"
RT @ladypembroke @NASAKepler's nickname for Kepler 10b is Vulcan. #startrek and science again collide! Love it!
SETI has 20 people working with Kepler, mostly in astrobiology.'This is not about belief. This is science.'
Stellar opprty to hear from NASAKepler & SOFIA scientists, & SETI's work @NASAtweetup. THX @NASA_Ames team!! http://twitpic.com/3ypzup
Sweet treats! 68 Earth-sized blue skittles in the new data from NASAKepler. Natalie Batalha #EXO #NASATweetup @NASA_Ames
Thank you @NASATweetup & @NASA_Ames for a great #NASATweetup yesterday. Kepler Project Exo planet hunting was amazing & great people.
These are @NASAKepler's habitable zone candidates. Wow. twitpic.com/3ypk6z
via @JetForMe: I really enjoyed @nbatalha's talk on the Kepler mission today. I have many questions! [here, here]
Will always think of Earth as the planet of conciertos and great lattes, thanks to @NasaKepler
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