Lecture 7 of Dr. Bruce Betts' 2016 online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course covers asteroids and the near Earth asteroid threat to Earth (including statistics, past impacts, and information on the Chelyabinsk fireball). Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.
Every year The Planetary Society sponsors Bill’s presentation at the national conference for the National Science Teacher Association. Last year, we talked about the importance of teaching space science to our youth. This year we’re back and talking planetary defense. And for the first time we have a booth!
In honor of MARS MADNESS, Bruce shows us some of the evidence that led scientists to understand that Ancient Mars had running water.
Lecture 6 of Dr. Bruce Betts' 2016 online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course continues exploring Mars including its atmosphere, spacecraft landing and surface operations, and its moons Phobos and Deimos. Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.
The Planetary Society was recently invited to JPL for a tour of the Clean Room. Inside, Tracy Drain gave us a rundown of the Juno Mission.
Hold on to your hats! This week's RSF is all about high wind speeds.
Planetary Society CEO, Bill Nye, introduces the ISS Above raspberry pi. This little computer tracks the International Space Station in real time! And when the ISS is in daylight, the onboard cameras can be displayed on your TV. This gadget was created by a Planetary Society Member, Liam Kennedy.
In 2020, a new Mars Rover will land somewhere on Mars. How do they decide where to land? Part of being a space advocate means being empowered by knowing the mission process.
An asteroid or comet headed for Earth is the only large-scale natural disaster we can prevent. Working together to fund our Shoemaker NEO Grants for astronomers, we can help save the world.