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The Great American Eclipse—Be Part of It!

2010 Total Solar Eclipse

Air Date: 03/15/2017
Run Time: 36:27

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Topics: Space Policy, the Sun, solar eclipse, events and announcements, Planetary Radio, Bill Nye

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It’s coming! Will you be in the path of totality? Astronomers Without Borders President Mike Simmons says be there if you can. He also tells us about AWB’s Google-funded outreach program that will use the August 21st total solar eclipse as a starting point. Casey Dreier explains the NASA Authorization bill just passed by the House. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye has a message about space exploration for POTUS, while Mat and Bruce visit Mars and Venus.

Hinode views an annular solar eclipse, January 4, 2010

JAXA / ISAS / NAOJ

Hinode views an annular solar eclipse, January 4, 2010
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Astronomers Without Borders

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This week's question:

In the film Men in Black, where was one of Agent J’s teachers from? He thought she was from Venus, but he was wrong.

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Last week's question:

What is the diameter of the primary mirror on the great observatory on the Spitzer Space Telescope?

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The answer will be revealed next week.

Question from the week before:

Several spacecraft landing sites on Mars are designated as memorials. What is the designation of the Viking One memorial site?

Answer:

The Viking One landing site is the Thomas A. Mutch Memorial Station.

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