Last night I listened to C2C callers on my way home from work. There was one who wondered if George had any guests who could talk about astronomical phenomena. George said there was only one guy who could address that subject, I forget the name George popped off, but it wasn't Phil Plait.
Wait, there was an asteroid that whizzed by us?!?
I'll be sure to tune in then! 8)
"Astronomers spotted an asteroid this week after it had flown past Earth on a course that took it so close to the planet it was below the orbits of some satellites...The object, named 2004 YD5, was about 16 feet (5 meters) wide...Had it entered the atmosphere, it would have exploded high up, experts figure..."
Glad to hear you'll be on in the first hour...z-z-z...
What time in UT or +10 AEST
I wonder what that was about? I'd be curious. Anyway, when they called me today, I suggested they talk to David Morrison, since he's an expert. But he wasn't available.Originally Posted by Doe, John
Coast to Coast AM website Tonight's show:
Show starts at 10 PM Pacific Standard Time.1st Half-Hour: Astronomer Phil Plait discusses a recent close call with an asteroid.
Maybe not.Originally Posted by The Bad Astonomer
Here is the list of Cdn radio stations that carry the show. Looks like Ont. and west are pretty well covered. I should think most websites would have a "listen live" feature. If not just tune in on radio. Looks like Hoagland is scheduled for the second half-hour...
Finally, one I haven't missed! I always read this announcements after the show is over, but I should be able to listen tonight!
The old KOGO news radio. Brings back a lot of memories of when I lived down there...anyway, thanks for the link...it works perfectly.Originally Posted by Lycus
Wow! To use an old phrase, "From the sublime to the ridiculous...", probably separated by commercials for products of little or no value.Originally Posted by Parrothead
Though Hoaxland right after you, Phil.
I'm listening now. Curious about what Hoagland will say.
That was good. No matter how much Norm, uh, George attempted to sensationalize the close approach, Phil kept things well within the area of reasonableness and calm. Great job, Phil! Too bad you didn't have more time, and it doesn't sit well that the rest of the show will be Hoagland by-products.
Also one of the commercials was for that bogus star registry outfit ripping folks off $54 at a time. I had hoped they had been closed down by now. At least Noory was on good behavior for a half hour.
BTW, per the IAU Central Bureau, D/1770 L1 (Lexell) has the closest approach of a comet to Earth, 0.0151 AU on July 1.7 (TT) 1770.
Hoagie's been on for two minutes, is gloating about the NASA Administrator campaign, and I'm already reaching for my bottle...
Sneery "Phil, can you explain it?"
Hey, re the increased rover power, Hoagie's shown he's an expert!
In false dichotomies, that is.
And, of course, it's pareidolia time, probably for the rest of the show.
oh my lord... THIS guy is a scientist?! I'm just a weenie biologist, but even my crude exoplanetary knowledge cringes at the stuff this guy is saying. He sounds like a phrenologist... the folks that interpret bumps on peoples' heads.
This guy shouldn't be permitted to speak on public broadcasts. He's making the listeners dumber.
I've never listened to this radio show before. Is it normal to put crackpots on the air?
Plus Noory's no longer on his best behavior.
Back to SOP, i.e., anything goes.
Short answer: Yes.Originally Posted by archman
I have been impressed that Noory has been somewhat reasonable lately, at least not pushing sensationalistic answers and even calling a few hoaxes.
BA, just my opinion, but debate Hoagland. Want to bet he will duck out?
Nice to hear you again, BA! Good show!
I didn't hang around for RCH...(why get upset and ruin a perfectly good evening. )
So what's the deal with the "unexplained" increases in the power provided by the solar panels? I really don't think there are "thunderstorms" washing them off and the "friendly martian" idea seems childish to me.
BTW, I just missed the BA but caught RCH. What a PIA.
Science advisor...is how he is regularly introduced on the show.Originally Posted by archman
By background and training (from what I can tell), he's a journalist.Originally Posted by sarongsong
Everything I need to know I learned through Googling.
Weather, in a word, was what we were told at a talk here a couple months ago. With wind, dust storms, dust devils, etc., there's no reason that the dust on the panels can't be blown off by a windstorm on occasion.Originally Posted by crateris