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Planetary RadioAugust 7, 2019

Planetary Radio Live with Bill Nye at Science Museum Oklahoma

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Bill Nye

Chief Executive Officer, The Planetary Society

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Nathan Kaib

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Oklahoma

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Megan Elwood Madden

Stubbeman-Drace Presidential Professor of Geology and Geophysics, University of Oklahoma

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Sherry Marshall

President, Science Museum Oklahoma

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Bill Moore

Historian and Author of Oklahomans and Space

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Bruce Betts

Chief Scientist / LightSail Program Manager, The Planetary Society

Mat Kaplan
Mat Kaplan

Planetary Radio Host and Producer, The Planetary Society

Join Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye and host Mat Kaplan as they visit Oklahoma City’s outstanding public science museum. You’ll meet University of Oklahoma researchers who are exploring Mars and learning how solar systems form across the universe. And we’ll hear about the Sooner state’s huge role in our exploration of the final frontier.

Planetary Radio Live panel at Science Museum Oklahoma

Science Museum Oklahoma

Planetary Radio Live panel at Science Museum Oklahoma
Planetary Radio Live at Science Museum Oklahoma

Science Museum Oklahoma

Planetary Radio Live at Science Museum Oklahoma
Mat Kaplan and Bill Nye

Science Museum Oklahoma

Mat Kaplan and Bill Nye

Trivia Contest

This week's prizes:

A priceless Planetary Society KickAsteroid rubber asteroid, a 200-point, and Oklahomans and Space: Chronicles of the Amazing Contributions of Oklahomans in the Aerospace Industry by Bill Moore.

This week's question:

After the Soviet Luna 24 lander in 1976, what was the next soft lander on the Moon?

To submit your answer:

Complete the contest entry form at or write to us at no later than Wednesday, August 14th at 8am Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Last week's question:

What is the most obvious strip of land in the first high resolution image downloaded from LightSail 2 AFTER sail deployment?


The answer will be revealed next week.

Question from the July 11 space trivia contest:

What is the lowermost element in the LightSail 2 logo (seen on the patch, sticker and elsewhere) that is not just a line?


The bottom element in the LightSail 2 patch is the Planetary Society logo.

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