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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.

Third Rock Rocks!

Mat Kaplan • March 01, 2012

Have you heard it? "America's Space Station, Powered With NASA" is how they describe themselves. It immediately became my favorite online music source when it premiered late last year.

Snapshots From Space: NASA's Treasure Trove of Unprocessed Images

Mat Kaplan • February 27, 2012

The second episode of Emily Lakdawalla's new video series reveals the gigantic library of solar system images captured by NASA spacecraft, and explains why we've seen so few of them. Emily says they're all online, waiting for space geeks to turn them into gold.

Emily's New Video Series: Snapshots From Space

Mat Kaplan • February 20, 2012

This is the first episode of editor Emily Lakdawalla's new video series exploring the solar system.

Visiting the San Diego SpaceUp Unconference

Mat Kaplan • February 14, 2012

Emily Lakdawalla and I drove down to the 3rd annual San Diego SpaceUp Unconference on February 4. We had great fun hanging out with the other space geeks.

Planetary Radio: A Modest Plea For Both Big and Not-So-Big Space Science Funding

Mat Kaplan • February 06, 2012

This weeks Planetary Radio features updates on the James Webb Space Telescope, from Deputy Project Director Eric Smith. The discussion centers around the budget controversy, and why the JWST is worth the money.

Bruce Betts' Free Online Intro To Astronomy Course

Mat Kaplan • January 31, 2012

Bruce Betts will be returning to the virtual classroom at California State University, Dominguez Hills for an Intro To Astronomy course. The first lecture will be Wednesday, February 8, from 3:00 to 4:30pm Pacific Time.

Today's 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast Offers a Free, Online Astronomy Class!

Mat Kaplan • January 26, 2012

The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast begins this year's effort with an interview with Bruce Betts, who will be starting an online astronomy course. A transcription of the interview is included in this post, as well as a link to the podcast.

How Spacecraft Make Color Pictures

Mat Kaplan • January 02, 2012

Whether you heard the show or not, you'll be fascinated by Emily's great presentation. It also proves she is not part of the great conspiracy that is hiding evidence of alien bases on the moons of Saturn!

Project for Awesome Video On Behalf of the Planetary Society

Mat Kaplan • December 22, 2011 • 1

WhirledSol posted a cool Youtube tribute to the Planetary Society a year ago, and we just now found it! It has a nice explanation of why we are so passionate about space exploration.

365 Days of Astronomy Celebrates Sagan's Birthday

Mat Kaplan • November 10, 2011

The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast celebrated Carl Sagan's birthday yesterday by reposting my conversation with Ann Druyan, Sagan's Co-creator and life-partner. Links inside.

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