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Planetary RadioNovember 14, 2011

Touring the National Solar Observatory at Sacramento Peak

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Dave Dooling

Education and Public Outreach, National Solar Observatory

High above the New Mexico desert is one of the world's great solar observatory complexes and a great visitors center. We get the deluxe tour from the NSO's Dave Dooling. Emily Lakdawalla tours the great dishes at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex. Bill Nye provides an update on the troubled Phobos Grunt or Soil Return Mission. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan explore the night sky and this week in space history before beginning a new space trivia contest.

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