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Planetary Radio LIVE with MSL Curiosity

Webcasting From KPCC's Crawford Family Forum on Dec. 15th, 2012

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Live stream begins at 2:00pm PST on Saturday, December 15th.

This event is now at capacity!  Only guests who have successfully reserved seats will be admitted.  Watch the exciting live webcast on this page.  Ticketholders should arrive by 1:45pm for the 2:00pm show at Southern California Public Radio/KPCC's Crawford Familiy Forum, 474 South Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA on Saturday, December 15th, 2012.

Discoveries on Mars are rolling in as Curiosity rolls across the planet's surface.  SCPR welcomes back the Planetary Society to celebrate the powerful rover and its spectacular mission with the leaders of the Curiosity team at JPL, Project Manager Richard Cook and Project Scientist John Grotzinger. They'll tell Bill Nye the Science and Planetary Guy, "Planetary Evangelist" Emily Lakdawalla and host Mat Kaplan how the nuclear-powered laboratory on wheels is revealing the Red Planet's secrets, including whether it might once have been able to support life. You'll want to kick up your feet when Gypsy Jazz band Hedgehog Swing cuts loose with the Star Wars Cantina song, and you may win a prize when The Planetary Society's Bruce Betts tosses out a few space trivia questions and a Random Space Fact or two. 

We will update this page with further information as we approach the day of the show.


Mat Kaplan, media producer and Planetary Radio host for The PlanetarySociety @PlanRad


Richard Cook, Project Manager for JPL’s Mars Science Laboratory

John Grotzinger,  Project Scientist for JPL’s Mars Science Laboratory

Bruce Betts, Director of Projects for The Planetary Society @RandomSpaceFact

Emily Lakdawalla, "Planetary Evangelist" and senior editor for The Planetary Society @elakdawalla

Bill Nye, the Science Guy and CEO of The Planetary Society @TheScienceGuy

Special performance

Hedgehog Swing, a gypsy swing band based in Long Beach which prides itself on being true to the music of 1930's France and legendary guitarist, Django Reinhardt.

Admission is FREE, but RSVPs are required.

Bill Nye and people
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