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Celebrate Planetary Radio's 10th Birthday!

Mat Kaplan • September 28, 2012

Planetary Radio went on the air ten years ago. It's almost time to celebrate this anniversary with a special episode for the week of November 12, 2012. Learn more, including how you can join the party.

Talking the Spectre of Sequester on Huffington Post Live

Casey Dreier • September 22, 2012

I joined a discussion on the new Huffington Post Live channel about the threats of the sequestration cuts to NASA's budget and its implications to the larger scientific community.

Video: Endeavour's final liftoff

Emily Lakdawalla • September 21, 2012

I was at Edwards Air Force Base this morning for Endeavour's last takeoff, and shot video as it roared past me. Follow the link for 3D video.

VIDEOS: Nye & Teens in Space as Curiosity Lands in Hi-Def!

Mat Kaplan • September 19, 2012

Losing your enthusiasm for space exploration and science Watch these new and terrific videos for an exhilarating shot of Vitamin S.

Cosmoquest Astronomy Hour replay: What's up with Curiosity on Mars, with guest: me! (yes, again)

Emily Lakdawalla • September 12, 2012

Fraser Cain and I had a wide-ranging conversation about Curiosity's recent activities on Mars during the Cosmoquest Astronomy Hour.

Thursday: Watch Bill Nye Host YouTube SpaceLab Webcast

Mat Kaplan • September 11, 2012

The Planetary Society CEO goes to London to MC a live conversation with ISS astronaut Sunita Williams and the kids who've had their experiments conducted in orbit.

See What's NEXT for Humanity

Mat Kaplan • August 16, 2012

A new monthly series of Southern California Public Radio events begins with a look at how intelligent machines and virtual humans will change what it means to be a real human. Attend or watch the live webcast tonight, Thursday, August 16.

Cosmoquest Astronomy Hour, Wednesday: What's up with Curiosity on Mars, with guest: me!

Emily Lakdawalla • August 15, 2012

I'm hosting this week's Cosmoquest Astronomy Hour, and rather than having a special guest I'll be speaking myself about what's going on with Curiosity, and will leave lots of time to answer people's questions. Join me at 1600 PDT / 2300 UTC at cosmoquest.org/hangouts.

Video, sound, and timeline of Curiosity's descent

Emily Lakdawalla • August 14, 2012

A fantastic video produced by Brian Lynch combines the thumbnail images from Curiosity's Mars Descent Imager (MARDI) with the audio from the control room during landing night and a detailed timeline from spaceflight101.com.

First look at Curiosity MARDI's descent animation (WOW WOW)

Emily Lakdawalla • August 06, 2012

Even a preliminary, low-resolution, low-frame-rate version of Curiosity's descent imager animation of the arrival on Mars contains almost more awesome than I can stand.

Video: This is not the droid you're looking for

Emily Lakdawalla • August 02, 2012

Just to break the tension in advance of Curiosity's landing, a little humor from UnmannedSpaceflight.com's Astro0.

Videos: Where are Curiosity's science instruments and how do they work?

Emily Lakdawalla • August 01, 2012

Mat Kaplan and I recently recorded a couple of videos giving a tour of the science instruments on the Curiosity Mars rover.

Cosmoquest Science Hangout Wednesday August 1: Mihály Horányi, lunar dust expert

Jason Davis • July 30, 2012

I'll be guest hosting this week's Cosmoquest Science Hangout on Wednesday, August 1. The show starts at 2300 UTC, and my special guest is Mihály Horányi.

Cosmoquest Science Hangout Wednesday July 18 2300 UTC: Jeff Foust, space industry analyst

Jason Davis • July 18, 2012

I hosted this week's Cosmoquest Science Hangout for Emily, and my guest was space industry analyst Jeff Foust, editor of The Space Review.

Bill Nye on CNN Says US Risks Losing Its Space Edge

Jennifer Vaughn • July 05, 2012

Watch the Planetary Society CEO tell CNN why a reduction in NASA's planetary science funding is a mistake.

Virtual Star Parties

Emily Lakdawalla • June 28, 2012

Hang out with Fraser Cain and amateur astronomers all over the world in Cosmoquest's Virtual Star parties conducted over Google+. Here's how -- plus an inspiring video produced by Google to show just how cool this is.

How Curiosity Will Land on Mars, Part 1: Entry

Emily Lakdawalla • June 22, 2012

When people first hear about how Curiosity will land on Mars, their first question always is: are they nuts? This is the first in a multi-part series describing how -- and why -- Curiosity will land this way, in excruciating detail.

Cosmoquest Science Hangout Wednesday June 20 2300 UTC: Ravi Prakash, Curiosity engineer

Emily Lakdawalla • June 18, 2012

This Cosmoquest Science Hangout featured Ravi Prakash, Curiosity Entry, Descent, and Landing Systems Engineer. He explained how Curiosity will land on Mars, and why they've changed things since Spirit and Opportunity landed.

Weekly Space Hangout

Emily Lakdawalla • June 14, 2012

This week's Cosmoquest Google+ Space Hangout, featured me, Fraser Cain, Amy Teitel, and Nicole Gigliucci. We talked about Curiosity's landing, exoplanets, the Fermi Paradox, and tropical lakes on Titan.

Planetary Radio is Back on iTunes!

Mat Kaplan • June 14, 2012

With help from Apple, we've once again made Planetary Radio, our weekly podcast and public radio series, available from the most popular spot on the Net to find and subscribe to podcasts.

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