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Athena Brensberger

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Athena Brensberger, Astronomy Educator and Model

Memories of a Moonbird

She’s one of the most passionate, smart, and inspiring women you’ll ever meet. Through her social media platform called “Astroathens,” she advocates for science and the arts, and teaches astrophysics in a fun way that makes it enjoyable for everyone.Her background is in stellar and planetary formations, proto-planetary disks and exo-planetary systems, and in addition to bringing outer space down to earth, she’s also a social media influencer and an international model who’s traveled the world.She says, “If sharing my story might inspire just one person who may feel torn, stuck, or fearful to pursue a life of uncertainty or an unconditional career path, then I feel as though I’ve begun to make a difference in the future of innovative creators.”Links for you to explore!Athena's Website: astroathens.comIf you enjoy this podcast, please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts by clicking here.To sign up for the Moonbird email newsletter, click here!Follow Daniel and the Memories of a Moonbird Podcast:Twitter: https://twitter.com/moonbirdpodcast/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/memoriesofamoonbird/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MemoriesofaMoonBird/YouTube: http://bit.ly/MoonbirdYouTubePinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/memoriesofamoonbird/#moonbird #podcast #podcasting #Entertainment #entertainer #EntertainmentIndustry #movies #tv #DanielScherl #memoriesofamoonbird #Astronomy #carlsagan #neildegrassetyson #cosmos #anndruyan #bonjovi #athena #athenabrensberger #astroathens #keeplearningSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/moonbird)


26 Mar 2021

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Astro Ben on Diversity: Athena Brensberger

The Astro Ben Podcast

For episode 4 of The Astro Ben Podcast, we welcome Athena Brensberger, Astronomer, Space Influencer, and model. Athena and Ben talk about space communication in the media, ensuring equity for young STEM and space enthusiasts, and diversity among the space industry! 0:30 Intro/Mars 2:12 Recap of last week 3:00 Search for new astronauts 5:30 This week’s guest: Athena Brensberger 6:09 Space Influencers 7:35 Meet Athena! 8:30 IS Espresso Machine 9:00 Who is Athena & how did she get to where she is now? 11:20 Science communication with social media 14:00 Diversity in Space & in Athena’s career 16:30 Diverse Space Communicators 21:10 Keeping Space relevant in the media 23:10 Why Space & Science? 26:00 Encouraging young kids to study STEM subjects 29:50 Equity of Opportunity for kids of all backgrounds to pursue STEM or Space related careers 33:20 Constellation Satellites, Night Sky & Accessibility 36:45 Studying protoplanetary disks & becoming an astronomer 39:33 What does Space mean to Athena? 41:25 What Instagram accounts to follow to stay informed on Space news & diversity in Space 44:00 Wrap up & next week Social Media Instagram: @AstroAthens Twitter: @AstroAthens Astroathens.com Mentions European Space Agency STEM Science Education Astro Athens Social Media Tik Tok Astro Physics Starlink Protoplanetary Disks Stay connected with us! Use #Astroben across various social media platforms to engage with us Please subscribe and rate us!


26 Feb 2021

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Getting Excited for Space Exploration in 2021! with Athena Brensberger

Fun Time Program

In the latest episode of the Fun Time Program, John & Vivica chat with Athena Brensberger, aka Astro Athens, about her background as an astrophysicist and science communicator and the most exciting space exploration missions coming up in 2021! Links Fun Time Program https://www.funtimeprogram.com https://www.facebook.com/funtimeprogram https://twitter.com/funtimeprogram https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA82QVmwBVA1vG22Gzv099Q Athena Brensberger / Astro Athens https://astroathens.com https://www.facebook.com/astroathens https://twitter.com/AstroAthens https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdhES1DtY9klIfJsjGKs3gQ What space missions are in 2021!?! | Astro Athens https://youtu.be/6oMbs1hsu9w Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/ NASA’s Aeronautics Experts Help Prepare Ingenuity to Fly on Mars | NASA https://www.nasa.gov/aeroresearch/nasa-aeronautics-experts-help-prepare-ingenuity-to-fly-on-mars Architects have designed a Martian city for the desert outside Dubai | CNN Style https://www.cnn.com/style/article/mars-science-city-design-spc-scn/index.html China’s Tianwen-1 Mars Lander & Rover https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tianwen-1 NASA’s Juno Mission Expands Into the Future | NASA JPL https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/nasas-juno-mission-expands-into-the-future James Webb Space Telescope https://www.jwst.nasa.gov NASA Artemis https://www.nasa.gov/specials/artemis/ NASA Space Launch System (SLS) https://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/sls/index.html

1hr 42mins

3 Feb 2021

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Space Special with Athena Brensberger

Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley

Athena Brensberger advocates for space exploration through her platform Astroathens – a website, youtube channel, and various social media platforms. People can find DIY astrophysics demos, rocket launch coverage, and going behind the scenes at events around the world! She’s worked with Seeker, Futurism, ArianeGroup, and Dexter as a correspondent on all things astronomy and rocket science. With a background in astrophysics and fashion, Athena’s mission is to show that space is within all of us, no matter what industry you are in. Her research includes work on Proto-planetary disks and low mass stars. After giving her first talk on stage, she fell in love with presenting science rather than conducting it.

1hr 26mins

3 Sep 2020

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Athena Brensberger

Quest - with Todd Fischer

Listen to an out of this world conversation with Athena Brensberger as we get into astrophysics and so much more.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/metatomics/support

1hr 5mins

3 Aug 2020

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Athena Brensberger - Founder and CEO of Astroathens, LLC


In this episode: We meet Founder and CEO of Astroathens, LLC, Athena Brensberger.  Athena advocates for space exploration through her platform Astroathens, which is a website, YouTube channel and various social media platforms combined where people can find DIY videos for astrophysics demos, rocket launch coverage and look behind-the-scenes at space ports and events around the world! She has worked with Seeker, Futurism and most recently Arianespace, as a correspondent on all things astronomy and rocket science. Athena conducted research on protoplanetary disks --early formation of planetary systems like our solar system! Athena tell us how her passions, astrophysics, theater and fashion intersect and how space really reaches all walks of life. She is a self-proclaimed Astrophysicist Barbie. Learn more about Astroathens at https://astroathens.com/. Introductory and closing music: Paint the Sky by Hans Atom (c) copyright 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/hansatom/50718 Ft: Miss Judged 


14 May 2020

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Astrophysics with Athena Brensberger

Skype a Scientist Live

"Life sometimes gives you a path that you have to just go with and find the beauty in it. And this is how I found myself. I currently am a science communicator and an international model. I spent years studying astrophysics because it begins to define us and who we are in our place in the universe. But I learned that communicating science and space to people around the world is what my calling was. I am a science host on YouTube channels like Astroathens, which I created and Seeker from the Discover Channel and the TMRO show. Explaining science through television is so much fun and you get to experiment with all the fun ways one can translate very complicated science topics and concepts to the rest of the world that may not know too much about science! When I was a researcher in Astrophysics my focus was on Proto-planetary disks (PROPLYDS) and low mass stars formations."- Athena Brensberger


15 Mar 2019