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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11/03/2015 | 31:47
- Neil deGrasse Tyson, Board of Directors, The Planetary Society
- Nichelle Nichols, Actor and writer
- Dava Newman, Deputy Administrator, NASA
It was a grand night at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. CEO Bill Nye led the Planetary Society’s 35th anniversary party with guests including Neil deGrasse Tyson and Deputy NASA Administrator Dava Newman. We present a very brief sampling of the celebration.
10/27/2015 | 1:07:51
- Andy Weir, Writer, Author of “The Martian”
“The Martian” has won universal acclaim from scientists, astronauts, NASA, science fiction fans, and people who thought they weren’t science fiction fans. Mat Kaplan talks with the author about his harrowing, uplifting, amazingly detailed and realistic tale.
10/20/2015 | 38:40
- Hal Weaver, New Horizons Project Scientist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
Hal Weaver is a very happy Project Scientist. His New Horizons spacecraft has shocked his fellow researchers with magnificent images and data. He shares the excitement this week.
10/13/2015 | 28:50
- Jason Davis, Digital Editor
Digital editor Jason Davis is a lucky guy. He follows and reports on human spaceflight progress, as well as the progress of the LightSail solar sail, which is about a year from its next flight.
10/06/2015 | 28:50
- Franck Marchis, Exoplanets Research Thrust Chair, SETI Institute
Franck Marchis is on the team that has delivered an actual image of a young, hot world about 100 light years from Earth. We talk with him on the 20th anniversary of the first exoplanet discovery.
09/29/2015 | 37:56
- Casey Dreier, Director of Space Policy, The Planetary Society
- G. Scott Hubbard, Board of Directors, The Planetary Society
- John M. Logsdon, Board of Directors, The Planetary Society
Scott Hubbard and John Logsdon led the Humans Orbiting Mars Workshop last spring. They return with Casey Dreier as the report on that workshop is released to the world.
09/22/2015 | 28:50
- Elizabeth "Zibi" Turtle, Planetary scientist, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (APL)
They are the most neglected planets in our solar system, but that status may be changing. Planetary scientist Elizabeth “Zibi” Turtle celebrates NASA’s announcement that it will study a mission to Uranus or Neptune.
09/15/2015 | 28:50
- Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx Principal Investigator, University of Arizona
Dante Lauretta heads the most ambitious mission to an asteroid ever mounted. With one year left till launch, he returns to Planetary Radio with an update.
09/08/2015 | 32:25
- SOFIA Team, The crew, scientists, engineers, educators and other aboard SOFIA
Planetary Radio returns to SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, but this time we fly in the giant 747 turned telescope platform. It was a night to remember.
09/01/2015 | 28:50
- Jim Bell, President of the Board of Directors, The Planetary Society
- Justin Maki, Project Manager, Imaging Scientist and Instrument Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Planetary Radio talks with Jim Bell and Justin Maki, leaders of the development team for the most advanced camera ever planned for the surface of Mars.