The Slooh community observatory will be celebrating Earth Day on Saturday (April 22), with a webcast beginning at 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT). During the webcast, members of the public will share the things they'd miss most about Earth if they had to go to space, while two astronauts will name the things they did miss during their journeys to space. You can watch the Earth Day webcast live via Slooh.com, or in the window below, courtesy of Slooh.
"On Saturday, 22nd April 2017 ... Slooh will host a special live show for Earth Day, sponsored by the digital release of Sony Pictures’ Passengers.
"Over the last month, people from all over the world have sent in videos to Slooh answering one very important question: what would they would miss about our planet if they were to go into space? During the live show, Slooh will share a compilation of the best submissions and will explore what about the Earth inspires those who reach for the stars. The show will be anchored by live views of the Earth from space and with live feeds of various beautiful vistas around the world from Slooh’s observatory in the Canary Islands, as well as cameras around the globe.
"Headlining the show are NASA astronauts Doctors Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Stan Love. They will be sharing what they missed about Earth when they were away in space, how their unique perspective deepened their appreciation of the planet, and what they will be doing to honor Earth this Earth Day.
"Academy-award nominated production designer, Guy Hendrix Dyas, will also join the show to talk about why the concept of leaving Earth is so popular in science fiction, and his experience of capturing the contrast between outer space and Earth in his latest movie, Passengers.
"'No matter who we are or where we live, we all share a common home — Earth,' says Slooh Human Spirit Editor, Helen Avery. 'In the day-to-day, we often forget that we are all connected, as too do we often forget just how wondrous our planet is. It is the most diverse of all those in our solar system, and — as far as we yet know — in the universe. Earth Day is a wonderful time to come together to remember and to appreciate the home we all share.'
"Join with Slooh and people from around the world to celebrate the wonder of our planet, as we remind ourselves … there really is no place like home.
"Viewers can join in on the celebration on Twitter by sending questions and comments to @Slooh or using the hashtag #noplacelikehome. Viewers are also encouraged to join the rest of the Slooh Community in expressing on Twitter what they would miss most about Earth if they had to travel into space."