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Planetary RadioJune 25, 2012

More From the Air and Space Museum

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Special Guests
David DeVorkin

Senior Curator, History of Astronomy and the Space Sciences, National Air and Space Museum

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John M. Logsdon

Board of Directors, The Planetary Society

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Bill Nye

Chief Executive Officer

Our special live show at the National Air and Space Museum continues with curator David DeVorkin, Space Policy Institute founder John Logsdon, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Planetary Society blogger Emily Lakdawalla and science rapper Funky 49.  Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan have a Celestron telescope to give away in the new space trivia contest.

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Trivia Contest

This week's prize is a Celestron Anniversary Edition FirstScope telescope!

This week's question:
As of June 22, 2012, how many orbits had Messenger completed at Mercury? (It's a nice, round number.)

To submit your answer:
Send an email no later than Monday, July 2, at 2 pm Pacific time to [email protected] containing:

  1. Your answer
  2. Your name
  3. How to pronounce your name
  4. Your mailing address
  5. Your email address!

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

Answer:
Coming soon in next week's show!

Question from the week before:

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

Answer:
Sir (Frederick) William Herschel

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