Sky Guys

Sky Guys: Winter Solstice Edition

Dec 19, 2016
NASA

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice on Dec. 21 marks the longest night and shortest day of the year. The Sky Guys help us identify what we're seeing in the night sky this month. We remember astronaut and American legend, John Glenn, who died this month at age 95.  He became the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962. And we discuss the top space news stories of 2016.

GUESTS: 

  • Mal Cameron - former astronomy and space educator at the McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center and coordinator of its NASA Educator Resource Center.
  • John Gianforte – co-founder of the "Astronomical Society" of northern New England and astronomy instructor for Granite State College and UNH.

 


Sky Guys: A Fall Astronomical Update

Sep 28, 2016
NASA/JPL-Caltech

Our Sky Guys are back to help digest the events of a wild few weeks in space science, including NASA's announcement of explosive plumes of icy water on Jupiter's moon Europa.  The explosion of a SpaceX rocket snarls outer-orbit transportation schedules and yet, SpaceX  founder Elon Musk unveils a plan to get humans to Mars within a decade.   And a Kickstarter campaign aims to re-issue Carl Sagan's 1977  Golden Record in an effort to communicate with life outside our solar system.


The Sky Guys: Juno, Jupiter and the Milky Way

Jun 30, 2016

We're checking in with the Sky Guys this week for the latest news on the Juno mission to Jupiter, why eighty percent of Americans can no longer see the Milky Way, and gravitational ripples confirmed for a second time.   Plus, what to look for in the stars for summer nights ahead.

 


NASA

It's our Sky Guys: the hunt for 'planet nine' continues, with evidence of a huge, but unseen mass beyond Pluto. The mars rover Opportunity celebrates its twelfth birthday, exploring the red planet long beyond expectations.  And this week, it's your best chance to see Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter lined up across the early morning sky.

Ryan Farrar / Flickr/CC

We're checking in with the Sky Guys this week about the latest news about water on Mars, extrasolar planets, and this month's lunar eclipse.

  • John Gianforte – co-founder of the "Astronomical Society" of northern New England and astronomy instructor for Granite State College and UNH.
  • Mal Cameron - former astronomy and space educator at the McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center and coordinator of its NASA Educator Resource Center

Sky Guys: An Astronomical Update

Jun 2, 2015
NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA celebrates twenty-five years of The Hubble Telescope and its groundbreaking glimpses into space and time. The Messenger spacecraft goes out with a bang, crashing –intentionally– into Mercury, after being the only spacecraft to ever orbit the planet. We’ll talk about these extraterrestrial milestones and more.

The Sky Guys' Top Space Stories Of 2014

Dec 22, 2014
Dan Beaumont Space Museum / Flickr/CC

It was a big year for Mars, with India getting into the game and launching its first spacecraft. Meanwhile, the European Space Agency celebrated the successful landing of its probe on a comet. And the private space travel industry lamented the crash of Virgin Galactic’s test craft.

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