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Planetary Radio, Podcasts, and Video

with Mat Kaplan

The voice of our flagship Planetary Radio radio program, Mat Kaplan brings you unique perspectives every week through his interviews with scientists, engineers, and all sorts of cool space people.

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.

Movie SciFi With Real Science? What a Concept!

Mat Kaplan • July 30, 2013 • 1

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.

Catching the Wave at JPL

Mat Kaplan • July 23, 2013

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.

Return of the Pale Blue Dot

Mat Kaplan • July 18, 2013 • 4

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

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.

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

Mat Kaplan • June 17, 2013

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.

Astronomy Enters a New Era

Mat Kaplan • May 26, 2013 • 3

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

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.

An Amazing Evening for Planetary Defense

Mat Kaplan • April 23, 2013 • 1

Bill Nye, Bruce Betts, Mat Kaplan, Meteorite Man Geoffrey Notkin and stars of planetary science at the Planetary Defense Conference public event in Flagstaff.

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