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Planetary RadioJune 11, 2012

Remembering Ray

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Ray Bradbury

Author, poet, and visionary

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Chris McKay

Famed planetary scientist, NASA Ames Research Center

David Brin
David Brin

Science Fiction Author and Astrophysicist

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Kim Stanley Robinson

Science Fiction Author

We look back to the Planetary Society's 2003 birthday party for Ray Bradbury, with tributes from distinguished fans and eloquent words from the master himself. Emily Lakdawalla enjoyed the Venus transit with her daughters. Bill Nye picks up an honor, and Bruce Betts joins Mat for another What's Up!

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Who was the 18th century astronomer that gave planetary nebula their name?

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Last week's question:
What is the date of the next Venus transit (after June 5, 2012)?

Answer:
Coming soon in next week's show!

Question from the week before:

Last week's question:
What is the name of the simple scale commonly used to rate the appearance and brightness of the moon during total lunar eclipses?

Answer:
The Danjon Scale

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