The Planetary Society’s experts look forward to a great year of firsts in the solar system and beyond. Bill Nye the Science Guy provides a status report on the Asteroid Redirect Mission. We also talk about robotic exploration with Emily Lakdawalla, human spaceflight with Jason Davis, and the outlook for space program funding with Casey Dreier. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan begin the What’s Up segment with a preview of even more 2015 efforts.
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Dawn in LAMO at Ceres
Artist’s concept of Dawn in LAMO, pointing its scientific instruments at Ceres.
This week's prize is a 200 point account with iTelescope.net, valued at $200 US, for astronomical observation from instruments throughout the world.
This week's question:
Besides Galileo (the man, not the spacecraft) who was the first person to discover a moon circling another planet? (Not Earth’s moon, but you might earn extra points if you tell us who discovered that moon, too. Also, a Nobel prize.)