Touring Mt. Wilson with George Ellery Hale's Descendants
Air Date: 07/15/2013
Run Time: 28:50
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- David Jurasevich, Superintendent, Mount Wilson Observatory
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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How long were Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin separated from the Apollo 11 command module in the Lunar Module Eagle?
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Besides Pluto, name at least one fictional dog that shares its name with a solar system object (not on Earth).
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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.)
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