Join James Cameron, Jane Goodall and Robert Ballard in a Google+ Hangout Sunday

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To commemorate the 125th anniversary of the National Geographic Society, Robert Ballard (who found the RMS Titanic in 1985), wild chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall, filmmaker James Cameron, and National Geographic explorers will be taking questions from the public live in a Google+ Hangout from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (ET) this Sunday, Jan. 13.

“Exploration is the National Geographic Society’s passion and the focus of the January issue of National Geographic magazine,” shares National Geographic in a press release. “Sunday’s Hangout will be a conversation about the new age of exploration.”

Viewers from around the world are invited to submit question using Google’s multi-participant, live video-chat platform—which can be viewed on the National Geographic Google+ page or on According to a press release, people can ask questions through four different ways: uploading a video question to YouTube with #NatGeo125; posting a question on Google+ or Twitter with #NatGeo125; commenting on the National Geographic News Watch blog; or leaving a comment on this Facebook post.

Other explorers taking part in Sunday’s Hangout are:

  • Kyler Abernathy, National Geographic Crittercam team member, participating from Antarctica
  • Kenny Broad, environmental anthropologist, Florida
  • Albert Lin, research scientist/engineer, California
  • Krithi Karanth, conservation biologist, India
  • Paula Kahumbu, wildlife conservationist, Kenya
  • Sebastian Cruz, biologist, Ecuador
  • Boyd Matson, National Geographic radio host, serving as Hangout moderator from National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Watch the recorded Google+ Hangout below:

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