Lecture 2 of Dr. Bruce Betts' online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course covers easy things to see in the night sky without a telescope, and the electromagnetic spectrum (from gamma rays to visible to radio waves) -- what it is, and how and why we use different wavelength regions to explore planets and even learn their compositions. The class concludes with guest Mat Kaplan, Media Producer for The Planetary Society and Bruce and Mat record a What's Up segment for Planetary Radio. Recorded at California State University Dominguez Hills.
Planetary Society CEO, Bill Nye, explains the importance of celebrating Asteroid Day and protecting the Earth.
Take a tour of the Solar System in class 1 of Dr. Bruce Betts' online Introductory Planetary Science and Astronomy course at California State University Dominguez Hills.
Bruce heads the California Science Center for this week's Random Space Fact about the International Space Station. And we get a visit from his other dimensional twin, Ecurb.
Bruce heads the California Science Center for this week's Random Space Fact about different passenger vehicles that went to space. Vrooom!
Bruce gets profound at the field test of the Planetary Deep Drill.
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The Bruce Awakens in this new Star Wars themed episode of Random Space Fact about studying dunes on worlds far, far away! (No spoilers)
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.