On This Episode
Senior Curator, History of Astronomy and the Space Sciences for National Air and Space Museum
Board of Directors of The Planetary Society; Professor Emeritus and founder, Space Policy Institute, The George Washington University
Chief Executive Officer for The Planetary Society
Our special live show at the National Air and Space Museum continues with curator David DeVorkin, Space Policy Institute founder John Logsdon, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Planetary Society blogger Emily Lakdawalla and science rapper Funky 49. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan have a Celestron telescope to give away in the new space trivia contest.
- The National Air and Space Museum
- The Space Policy Institute at George Washington University
- Funky 49's Particle Business Video
This week's prize is a Celestron Anniversary Edition FirstScope telescope!
This week's question:
As of June 22, 2012, how many orbits had Messenger completed at Mercury? (It's a nice, round number.)
To submit your answer:
Send an email no later than Monday, July 2, at 2 pm Pacific time to [email protected] containing:
Last week's question:
What is the brightest star in Ursa Major (the Big Dipper), and what does that traditional name mean in its original language?
Coming soon in next week's show!
Question from the week before:
Who was the 18th century astronomer that gave planetary nebulae their name?
Sir (Frederick) William Herschel