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Touring Mt. Wilson with George Ellery Hale's Descendants

Hale Descendands on Mount Wilson Tour with Dave Jurasevich

Air Date: 07/15/2013
Run Time: 28:50

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On this special vacation edition of the show, we climb to the Mount Wilson Observatory to join a special tour for the descendants of the facility’s fascinating founder, George Ellery Hale. It is provided by David Jurasevich, the Observatory's superintendent. Bruce Betts has a salute for Apollo 11’s 44th anniversary in this week’s What’s Up segment, and joins Mat Kaplan for another space trivia contest.  Bill Nye and Emily Lakdawalla return next week.

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This week's question:
How long were Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin separated from the Apollo 11 command module in the Lunar Module Eagle?

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Complete the contest entry form at http:planetary.org/radiocontest or write to us at planetaryradio@planetary.org no later than Monday, July 22th, at 2pm Pacific Time.  Be sure to include your name, mailing address and shirt size.

Last week's question:
Besides Pluto, name at least one fictional dog that shares its name with a solar system object (not on Earth).

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The answer will be revealed next week.

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Besides the five spacecraft on escape trajectories out of the solar system, what is the most distant INTACT spacecraft?  (Remember, the NCC-1701 is fictional.)

Answer:
The most distant, intact spacecraft that is NOT headed out of the solar system is Cassini.

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No trivia contest spoilers please!

Craig: 07/19/2013 04:38 CDT

Hey just listened to the show.....Might have to turn that darn auto correct off? LOL Cheers guys keep up the good work

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