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Back to the Future With NIAC Program Exec Jay Falker

Mat Kaplan • August 13, 2013

This week's Planetary Radio talks with the head of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program about its mission and 12 newly-funded projects that could change the world.

One Year on Mars: My Favorite Moments from Planetfest 2012

Casey Dreier • August 06, 2013

It seems like it was just yesterday that 2000 people gathered in the Pasadena Convention Center to celebrate Curiosity's landing on Mars. All of Planetfest 2012 is online for your enjoyment.

The Ancient Snows of Mars on Planetary Radio

Mat Kaplan • August 06, 2013

Kat Scanlon tells Planetary Radio that Hawaii and Mars have more in common than you might think.

TODAY at 4pm PDT: Google+ Hangout, Celebrate Curiosity's First Year on Mars with Deputy Scientist Ashwin Vasavada

Casey Dreier • August 05, 2013

It was just one year ago that Curiosity had her dramatic landing on the surface of Mars. Emily Lakdawalla and I will interview the Deputy Project Scientist of the Curiosity mission, Ashwin Vasavada, about the successes of the past year and the what to look forward to in the next

Movie SciFi With Real Science? What a Concept!

Mat Kaplan • July 30, 2013

This week's Planetary Radio features the new indy film that relies on the best available science to create a thrilling and inspiring human mission to Jupiter's moon.

The Peak of Discovery

Mat Kaplan • July 16, 2013

This week's Planetary Radio goes on tour at the Mount Wilson Observatory with descendants of its founder.

Found a Killer Asteroid? Who Ya Gonna Call?

Mat Kaplan • July 08, 2013

Astronomer Timothy Spahr directs the Minor Planet Center, the global clearinghouse for asteroids, comets and other relatively small objects in the solar system, including moons. He also coordinates the Society's Shoemaker NEO grant program.

Planetary Radio: Don't Step in That Puddle!

Mat Kaplan • July 01, 2013

The Planetary Science Institute's Amanda Hendrix is the guest for our July 1 episode. She finds water in the least likely places, including Luna.

The Space Computer and the Beautiful Worlds

Bill Dunford • June 30, 2013

An "Up Goer 5" tribute to the Cassini mission.

Planetary Society Hangout: Arkyd Telescopes, Planetary Resources, Chris Lewicki

Bruce Betts • June 27, 2013

We talked to Chris Lewicki, President of Planetary Resources, about their upcoming Arkyd telescopes including one for the public, asteroid mining, and more. Hosted by Bruce Betts with Jennifer Vaughn.

Planetary Society Hangout: LaserBees, Asteroids, and Planet Vacuums

Casey Dreier • June 13, 2013

We check in with Dr. Bruce Betts, our Director of Projects, on the latest from our current programs funded by our members.

POSTPONED: Planetary Society Hangout, Planetary Resources' Chris Lewicki

Emily Lakdawalla • June 05, 2013

The Hangout has been postponed because of technical difficulties. Stay tuned for rescheduling information.

Astronomy Enters a New Era

Mat Kaplan • May 26, 2013

A live conversation about just a few of the powerful new instruments that will revolutionize our knowledge of the cosmos once again.

Friday fun: Every moon in the solar system in an homage to Tom Lehrer

Emily Lakdawalla • May 24, 2013

A girl named Hope Johnson performing an homage to Tom Lehrer's "The Elements" in song and ukelele, except instead of the elements, she's singing the names of all the named moons in the solar system. Check it out!

Planetary Society Hangout: Advocacy Update

Casey Dreier • May 23, 2013

The Planetary Society just returned from a major political advocacy trip out to D.C. what did we do and what did we achieve? What's going on with the current funding situation regarding Planetary Science and NASA at large? How does the asteroid retrieval mission help or hurt planetary exploration goals? What's the larger plan and what are the consequences if cuts continue?

Planetary Society Hangout: A Day in the Life of the Opportunity Rover with Emily Dean

Casey Dreier • May 09, 2013

Thursday, May 9th, at noon PDT/3pm EDT/1900h UTC, we are joined by Emily Dean, who works on the camera team for the Opportunity rover on Mars.

Saving the Planet can be Exciting!

Mat Kaplan • May 07, 2013

Planetary Radio for the week of May 6 visits the Planetary Defense Conference one last time to join a "tabletop" simulation of a killer asteroid threat.

Planetary Society Weekly Hangout (Special Time): MESSENGER at Mercury with Larry Nittler, Fri May 3 5pm PDT / midnight UTC

Emily Lakdawalla • May 02, 2013

Note the special time! In this week's Planetary Society hangout at 5pm PDT / midnight UTC, I'll talk with MESSENGER deputy principal investigator Larry Nittler about what MESSENGER has accomplished in its prime and extended missions at Mercury, and what it stands to do if awarded a mission extension.

Planetary Society Hangout: Naming Bennu, with Mike Puzio and Dante Lauretta

Emily Lakdawalla • May 01, 2013

In this week's Hangout, Emily Lakdawalla hosted Mike Puzio and Dante Lauretta in a discussion about the naming of OSIRIS-REx' asteroid target.

Planetary Society Weekly Hangout: 2014 NASA Budget Update and Planetary Defense Conference Recap

Casey Dreier • April 25, 2013

We take your questions on the 2014 NASA Budget, the Planetary Defense Conference, and Mars One.

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