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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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.
11/22/2016 | 46:14
- Robert Braun, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado Boulder
- Ann Druyan, writer and producer
- Tim Pastore, President of Original Programming and Production, National Geographic Channel
- Andy Weir, Writer, Author of “The Martian”
The National Geographic Channel’s “Mars” miniseries has begun. Mat Kaplan attended a kickoff for the ambitious docudrama last summer. You’ll hear from series technical advisor Bobby Braun, author of “The Martian” Andy Weir, Cosmos creator Ann Druyan and more.
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.
10/18/2016 | 58:54
- Charley Kohlhase, Engineer, Artist, Cassini Mission Designer
How did the Voyager spacecraft manage to weave their magnificent way through the outer planets of our solar system? Mission Design Manager Charley Kohlhase led the team that crunched the numbers to select the best possible trajectory from 10,000 candidates.
10/11/2016 | 46:06
- Andrew Fazekas, Science writer and broadcaster, National Geographic and CBC-Radio Canada
The Night Sky Guy, Andrew Fazekas, talks about his beautiful new, Star Trek-inspired guide to the real wonders of astronomy.