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By Astronomy Cast on August 19, 2019 in

This week we find out how hard it is to hit the Moon with a laser, & if scientists lose contact with the Mars rovers when they go behind the Sun.

By Kenneth Renshaw on April 12, 2009 in

Date: April 12, 2009 Title: Exploring Space from Space Podcaster: Kenneth Renshaw Links: Solar System Ambassador Website: Saturn Observation Campaign Website: Bio: Kenneth Renshaw is a college music instructor, piano teacher/tuner/technician, church choir director/pianist, photographer and videographer from the small town of Piggott, Arkansas. He graduated from Southern Baptist College and Arkansas State […]

By Jim Bell on January 24, 2009 in

Date:  January 24, 2009 Title:  Five Years of Living Vicariously on Mars Podcaster:  Jim Bell, Astronomer and Planetary Scientist from Cornell University, lead scientist for the Mars Exploration Rover “Pancam” color imaging investigation, and President of The Planetary Society Description:   The Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity have been actively exploring the Red Planet for […]

By Doug Ellison on January 19, 2009 in

Date:  January 19, 2009 Title:  Bootleg Postcards — Armchair Astronauts Exploring the Solar System Podcaster:  Doug Ellison Organization: Description:  Imagery from robotic spacecraft is often put onto the web in near-real time.  A community of enthusiastic amateurs has grown around this imagery.  Doug Ellison discusses their efforts, results, and the opportunities beginning to open […]

By Bill Dunford on January 13, 2009 in

Date: January 13, 2009 Title: How to be an Armchair Astronaut Podcaster: Bill Dunford Organization: Riding With Robots on the High Frontier Description: The golden age of space exploration did not end in the 1970s. It’s happening right now. In addition to the astronauts, more than a dozen robotic spacecraft from several nations are now […]