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Live at the National Air and Space Museum

Apollo 11 Command Module at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum

Air Date: 06/18/2012
Run Time: 29:52

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Guests:

  • John M. Logsdon, Board of Directors, The Planetary Society
  • David DeVorkin, Senior Curator, History of Astronomy and the Space Sciences, National Air and Space Museum
  • Bill Nye, Chief Executive Officer

Topics: history, Space Policy, podcasts and videos, interview, human spaceflight

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Planetary Radio visited the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum late last April to record a stimulating conversation in front of a live audience. You'll hear authors David DeVorkin, Senior Curator of the History of Astronomy and the Space Sciences for the Museum, and John Logsdon, founder of the Space Policy Institute.  They are joined in the Moving Beyond Earth gallery by Bill Nye and Mat Kaplan.  In their regular segments, Bill and Emily Lakdawalla congratulate China for dual successes in space, while Bruce Betts and Mat look to the sky for What's Up!

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What is the brightest star in Ursa Major (the Big Dipper), and what does that traditional name mean in its original language?

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

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Coming soon in next week's show!

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What is the date of the next Venus transit (after June 5, 2012)?

Answer:
The next Venus transit is December 10/11, 2117.

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