Planetary Radio • Mar 15, 2017
The Great American Eclipse—Be Part of It!
It’s coming! Will you be in the path of totality? Astronomers Without Borders President Mike Simmons says be there if you can. He also tells us about AWB’s Google-funded outreach program that will use the August 21st total solar eclipse as a starting point. Casey Dreier explains the NASA Authorization bill just passed by the House. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye has a message about space exploration for POTUS, while Mat and Bruce visit Mars and Venus.
- Astronomers Without Borders
- Astronomers Without Borders Announces Major Funding for American Eclipse Outreach
- Southern Illinois University, Carbondale Eclipse Celebration
- Bill Nye’s Open Letter to the President of the United States
- Humans To Mars Summit 2017
This week's prizes are a Planetary Radio t-shirt, now available in both men’s and women’s styles. Also, a 200-point iTelescope.net astronomy account, and a Planetary Society rubber asteroid.
This week's question:
In the film Men in Black, where was one of Agent J’s teachers from? He thought she was from Venus, but he was wrong.
To submit your answer:
Complete the contest entry form at http://planetary.org/radiocontest or write to us at [email protected] no later than Wednesday, March 22nd at 8am Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Last week's question:
What is the diameter of the primary mirror on the great observatory on the Spitzer Space Telescope?
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
Several spacecraft landing sites on Mars are designated as memorials. What is the designation of the Viking One memorial site?
The Viking One landing site is the Thomas A. Mutch Memorial Station.