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Planetary Radio, Podcasts, and Video

by Mat Kaplan

The voice of Planetary Radio and our man about town, Mat Kaplan visits with scientists, engineers, project managers, advocates, writers, and all sorts of cool space people who provide a unique perspective on the quest for knowledge about our solar system and beyond and brings them all to you weekly via radio, podcast, and video.

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Latest Blog Posts:

Back to the Future With NIAC Program Exec Jay Falker

Posted by Mat Kaplan on 2013/08/13 10:51 CDT

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.

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The Ancient Snows of Mars on Planetary Radio

Posted by Mat Kaplan on 2013/08/06 10:20 CDT

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

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Movie SciFi With Real Science? What a Concept!

Posted by Mat Kaplan on 2013/07/30 10:14 CDT | 1 comments

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.

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Catching the Wave at JPL

Posted by Mat Kaplan on 2013/07/23 10:21 CDT

Were you in the shot? On July 19th, Cassini captured an image of pale blue Earth as the spacecraft swung behind the great ringed beauty.

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Return of the Pale Blue Dot

Posted by Mat Kaplan on 2013/07/18 11:27 CDT | 4 comments

You can be part of a planetwide group photo as Cassini and MESSENGER turn their cameras Earthward on July 19.

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The Peak of Discovery

Posted by Mat Kaplan on 2013/07/16 04:20 CDT

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

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Found a Killer Asteroid? Who Ya Gonna Call?

Posted by Mat Kaplan on 2013/07/08 04:19 CDT

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.

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Cosmic Concert Webcast Tonight at 7pm PDT / 10pm EDT

Posted by Mat Kaplan on 2013/06/17 06:59 CDT

We've got a full house for this evening's Planetary Radio Live, but you can watch the live webcast with singer/songwriter Peter Mayer and Bill Nye the Science Guy.

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Astronomy Enters a New Era

Posted by Mat Kaplan on 2013/05/26 08:45 CDT | 3 comments

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

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Saving the Planet can be Exciting!

Posted by Mat Kaplan on 2013/05/07 05:02 CDT

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.

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