Telescope Engineer and Chief Observer, Big Bear Solar Observatory Telescope
The world’s most powerful solar telescope has just been renamed for the man responsible for its creation. We’ll meet astrophysicist and helioseismologist Phil Goode, and we’ll enjoy a tour of the Goode Solar Telescope. All you need to safely enjoy the coming Great American Eclipse are a couple of pieces of cardboard and a pushpin. Emily Lakdawalla explains. A discovery at Saturn’s moon Titan has Bill Nye thinking again about the discovery of life elsewhere in the universe. With an eclipse and a meteor shower on deck, Bruce Betts has much to share in this week’s What’s Up.
The Goode Telescope at the Big Bear Solar Observatory, Big Bear Lake, California.
Mat Kaplan and Claude Plymate
Mat Kaplan with Big Bear Solar Observatory Telescope Engineer and Chief Observer Claude Plymate.
Phil Goode with brothers
Former Big Bear Solar Observatory Director Phil Goode (center) with his two brothers at Goode Solar Telescope renaming ceremony.