Each week, Planetary Radio visits with a scientist, engineer, project manager, astronaut, advocate or writer who provides a unique and exciting perspective on the exploration of our solar system and beyond. We also showcase regular features that raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face. Host Mat Kaplan is joined by Planetary Society colleagues Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bruce Betts, and Emily Lakdawalla. We hit the road now and then to produce a Planetary Radio Live show in front of an audience. Drop us a line or enter the weekly space trivia contest at email@example.com.
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01/17/2017 | 50:22
- Ellen Stofan, Chief Scientist, NASA
For well over three years, planetary scientist Ellen Stofan has worked directly with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to help coordinate and expand the myriad science efforts by the agency. We talk with her as she ends this remarkable tenure.
01/10/2017 | 1:13:11
- Ben Miller, British comedian, actor, science communicator and author
We are joined by British physicist turned comedian and actor Ben Miller, author of The Aliens are Coming! The Extraordinary Science Behind our Search for Life in the Universe.
12/27/2016 | 38:32
- Nick Schneider, Associate Professor, Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado
MAVEN, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution orbiter, has gone a long way toward solving the mystery of the Red Planet’s missing water and air. The University of Colorado’s Nick Schneider says it is also revealing gorgeous clouds, auroras and glowing skies.
12/20/2016 | 44:52
- Marilynn Flynn, Space Artist
- Simon Kregar, Space Artist
- Rick Sternbach, Space and Science Fiction Artist
Marilynn Flynn, Simon Kregar and Rick Sternbach are masters of space art. They talk about how their work furthers science and captures the imagination.
12/13/2016 | 49:22
- John M. Logsdon, Board of Directors, The Planetary Society
Space historian John Logsdon remembers American hero John Glenn. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye was a big fan of the Friendship 7 astronaut—less so the new Star Wars movie. Then we get an update on the Giant Magellan Telescope from Patrick McCarthy.
12/06/2016 | 39:58
- Jay Pasachoff, Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy, Williams College
No one is more excited about eclipses than famed solar astronomer and author Jay Pasachoff. He looks forward to the total solar eclipse in August of 2017.
11/29/2016 | 31:44
- Bill Diamond, President and CEO, SETI Institute
The SETI Institute is about much more than the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. President and CEO Bill Diamond of the Institute explains.
11/15/2016 | 36:13
- S. Sona Hosseini, Research and Instrument Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Rosaly Lopes, Senior Research Scientist/Manager for Planetary Science, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Mike Malaska, Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Jani Radebaugh, Professor of Geological Sciences, Brigham Young University
Back to the annual meeting of the AAS Division for Planetary Sciences this week, where Mat Kaplan visited with experts on worlds of ice including Titan and Pluto, with a side trip to the dunes of Iran.
11/08/2016 | 45:42
- Enrico Palermo, Executive Vice President and General Manager, The Spaceship Company
Host Mat Kaplan traveled to California’s Mojave Desert for a tour of Virgin Galactic’s The Spaceship Company, where the second SpaceShipTwo was built and is undergoing flight tests. TSC Executive VP Enrico Palermo was his guide.