Podcaster: Bob Hirshon

AAAS-Science-Update-Podcast-750x750Title: Mercury Crater-Naming Contest

Organization: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

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Description: To commemorate the end of the MESSENGER mission to planet Mercury, the public is invited to name five important craters on the planet’s surface. AAAS Science Update host Bob Hirshon spoke with planetary geologist and MESSENGER team scientist David Blewett, of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Bio: Bob Hirshon is Program Director for Technology and Learning at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and host of the daily radio show and podcast Science Update. Now in its 27th year, Science Update is heard on over 300 commercial stations nationwide. Hirshon also heads up Kinetic City, including the Peabody Award winning children’s radio drama, McGraw-Hill book series and Codie Award winning website and education program. He oversees the Science NetLinks project for K-12 science teachers, part of the Verizon Foundation Thinkfinity partnership


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