Volume 32, number 1
March Equinox 2012
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(Planetary Society members only)
7 Stepping Lightly to the Stars: Louis Friedman suggests a practical plan for the next hundred years of spaceflight.
Planetary Society Kids: Could plants live on Mars? Did You Know Haumea?
14 John Carter of Mars: Charlene M. Anderson discusses a lifelong love of science fiction with writer/director Andrew Stanton.
18 Save Science in NASA: An in-depth look at what the proposed 2013 NASA budget means, and what Society members can do to help. By Charlene M. Anderson
20 Planets Around Alpha Centauri? Bruce Betts reports on fiber-optic “scramblers” and planet hunting with smaller (relatively speaking) telescopes.
2 Snapshots from Space Images from Japan’s Hiten.
4 Your Place in Space Bill Nye tells how he wants you to get involved with planetary exploration.
6 Planetary Radio Catch up with what has happened on Planetary Radio recently.
13 Factinos Habitable zones in the Milky Way; molecular oxygen on Dione.
21 What’s Up? Transits and eclipses.
22 Volunteer Spotlight Danielle Hannah points out wonderful things that our Regional Volunteer Coodinators are doing.
23 MySky Members’ photos of the sky.