The Aquarius Project Podcast: The Full Story
Header Image: Adler Teen’s who were a part of the Aquarius Project used this underwater sled to search for meteorite fragments.
This teen-led underwater meteorite hunt is the podcast you need right now
First: The elevator pitch. A meteor crashes into Lake Michigan. An actor who works at the planetarium on the lakeshore assembles a ragtag underwater meteorite search-and-rescue team: Chicago teenagers, a cop, some astronomers, a graduate student, a marine biologist, a building engineer. Can the team bring back a piece of a space rock from 200 feet underwater? Nobody knows. Nobody has ever even attempted such a thing.
The Aquarius Project Podcast follows the team from its humble beginnings in 2017 all the way out to sea and back to the lab in 2020. You will love getting to know the incredible cast of characters, stepping inside their journey, and finding out what they brought back from the depths.
Now: Why do you need this story at this moment in history, in the dead of winter, in the middle of a global catastrophe? I’m so glad you asked.
The Aquarius Project is a story about people who don’t have a lot in common other than being in roughly the same place and/or wanting to accomplish the same goal. They make a great team—not in spite of their differences, but because of them. People who are different from each other can work together, learn from each other, become friends, and make discoveries they weren’t even looking for. We have proof.
It is also a story about how to approach big, complex problems nobody knows how to solve—how to get curious, vulnerable, and very comfortable making mistakes. How to ask for help when you need it and bring your whole self to a team that needs you.
Oh, and it’s a story about an UNDERWATER METEORITE HUNT. What are you waiting for? Listen to the full six-episode series of the Aquarius Project Podcast on your platform of choice.
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Watch Adler Teens, Adler staff and a NASA scientist speak about their experience hunting for underwater meteorites in this episode of Adler Astronomy Live that aired on our YouTube channel in 2020!