STEAM Saturday – Day of Remembrance, Spaceflight, and Bomb Cyclones


STEAM Saturday
Day of Remembrance, Spaceflight, and Bomb Cyclones
February 4, 2022

This week, we remember NASA’s fallen heroes, celebrate space travel, and explore the bomb cyclone.


NASA – NASA Day of Remembrance 2022 (Jan 27, 2022)
Each January NASA pauses to honor members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery, including the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia. In 2022, the Day of Remembrance will be observed on Jan. 27. This year’s NASA Day of Remembrance also marks 55 years since the Apollo 1 tragedy.


The ESO Network – A Look @ Science: Is 2022 The Year Space Flight Takes Off? (Jan 27, 2022)
Light the candle! Mike, Mike, Dr. Scott Viguie, Chip Johnson, and Michael Falkner launch into a discussion reviewing the recent high profile space flights and what should be included in the next stage. Plus, filmmaker/writer/podcaster Steven Rubin faces a fate even more dangerous than a Bond villain in the Geek Seat. All this along with Angela’s A Geek Girl’s Take, Ashley’s Box Office Buzz, Michelle’s Iconic Rock Moment, the Creative Outlet with Edgar Pasten, and Shout Outs!

NASA – NASA Honors Black History Month (Feb 1, 2022)

Scientific American – What Is a Bomb Cyclone? (Jan 28, 2022)
An atmospheric scientist explains in this essay reprinted from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.

Karen Hallion Art – Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: “We Are All Bound Up Together” (Feb 1, 2022)


The Science & Entertainment Exchange – The Science & Entertainment Exchange is a program of the National Academy of Sciences that provides entertainment industry professionals with access to top scientists and engineers to help bring the reality of cutting-edge science to creative and engaging storylines.

Be Smart – A PBS Digital Studios science show hosted by Dr. Joe Hanson (Ph.D., Cell and Molecular Biology). 

Ask a Mortician – Caitlin Doughty is a mortician, author, blogger, and YouTube personality known for advocating death acceptance and the reform of Western funeral industry practices. You got death questions, she’s got death answers. Ask a Mortician was suggested by Sue Kisenwether.



Brain Craft – Vanessa Hill (Master of Science Communication, Australian National University) talks about psychology, neuroscience, and why we act the way we do. Her series is part of the PBS Digital Studios family, and she has also contributed to research about the disproportionate amount of hateful comments directed towards women on YouTube.



Practical Engineering – Grady Hillhouse is a civil engineer in San Antonio, Texas. His channel aims to increase exposure and interest in the field of engineering by highlighting the connection between the world around us and the energy, passion, and thought that goes into making it a nicer place to live.


Nick Zammeti – A woodturner and artist based in the United Kingdom, Nick Zammeti thrives in funky and creative projects fueled by a healthy love of pop culture, especially Back to the Future.

Shop Time – Peter Brown is a geek with a full set of power tools, and he uses that knowledge to experiment, craft, and have fun.

The Smugglers Room – Building something out of nothing with a Star Wars flair is the order of the day in the Smugglers Room.

Ben’s Worx – Ben is a maker from Queensland, Australia who has always had an interest in woodworking. He makes all kinds of things from wood, metal, plastics, and epoxy resin, and loves to experiment in the name of entertainment.



If you have a suggestion for a mathematics-themed channel or blog, please leave it in the comments. If I use your suggestion, your name will be credited in future editions of STEAM Saturday.


Glen and Friends – Glen and Julie Powell of Toronto host this look into recipes from the Depression Era, including if those recipes still work or can be improved in the modern day. It’s a great look into history and how cooking is both science and art.


If you have any suggestions for STEAM Saturday, please leave them below in the comments. If your suggestion is used, your name will be credited.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope that something inspired you to get out there and explore the universe.



STEAM Saturday is a celebration of curiosity and imagination through science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics, the very building blocks of the universe around us.

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