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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.

ALMA Adventure--Complete Interviews With Planetary Radio Guests

Mat Kaplan • March 26, 2013 • 6

The extended, mostly unedited recordings of my conversations with many of the people I spoke to at the ALMA Observatory in Chile. Also, the full English translation of Chilean President Sebastian Pinera's speech.

Atacama Diary for March 10, 2013--Pisco Sours and Liquid Helium

Mat Kaplan • March 10, 2013

Great dinner and great conversation with staff of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, topped by Chile's national drink.

Atacama Diary for March 8, 2013-Noon at LAX

Mat Kaplan • March 09, 2013

Another audio blog post, with excerpts from the National Science Foundation briefing on the ALMA Observatory, edited while I was waiting for my planet to Chile at LAX.

VIDEO: Watch Jim Bell's Public Lecture at Caltech

Mat Kaplan • March 06, 2013 • 1

The Planetary Society President wows his audience with this presentation that is chock full of beautiful space images.

Atacama Diary for March 2, 2013--ALMA Explained

Mat Kaplan • March 02, 2013

The second in a series of audio blogs chronicling my trip to the driest spot on Earth, Chile's Atacama desert, to see the inauguration of the ALMA Observatory. Al Wootten and Alison Peck tell the story of ALMA.

Atacama Diary

Mat Kaplan • February 25, 2013 • 4

The first in a series of audio blogs chronicling my trip to the driest spot on Earth, Chile's Atacama desert, to see the inauguration of the ALMA Observatory.

Webcast Tonight! Planetary Scientist and Society President Jim Bell

Mat Kaplan • February 20, 2013

Professor Bell's topic is "Exploring Mars, the Moon, Asteroids, and Comets with Rovers and Landers," and there is no one better to talk about this subject.

The Sky Was Falling! A Meteoric Airburst Over Russia and the Encounter with 2012 DA14

Mat Kaplan • February 18, 2013

SEE IT NOW: The Planetary Society's CEO, Bill Nye the Science Guy, joined Director of Projects Bruce Betts for a live webcast as 2012 DA14, a 45-meter asteroid, was passing Earth. Bill and Bruce also marveled at video of the meteor burst high over a city in Russia.

Planetary Radio Live Celebrates Curiosity/Truly Haute Cuisine!

Mat Kaplan • December 20, 2012

Listen to or watch the webcast recorded Saturday, December 15th with MSL Project Manager Richard Cook and Project Scientist John Grotzinger. Bonus: enjoy a neat little French animation.

Watch Planetary Radio LIVE on Saturday!

Mat Kaplan • December 15, 2012 • 1

Watch the live show at 2pm Pacific on Saturday, December 15 to see Bill Nye, Emily Lakdawalla and the leaders of the Mars Science Laboratory rover mission.

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