You'd Prefer an Astronaut show

You'd Prefer an Astronaut

Summary: Weekly Astronomy radio show on 91.3 WVKR FM Poughkeepsie, Vassar College Radio with the latest Astronomy news, results, and developments plus an interview with a professional astronomer. Hosted by Dr. Joseph Gelfand of NYU.


 Double trouble | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Kepler recently discovered not one but two transiting planets orbiting the same star. Now, this isn't that surprising - many stars with multiple planets have long been identified (e.g. our Sun and Solar System), and since transiting planets are a result of favorable geometry (the planets happen to pass between us and their central star) and most planets orbit a star in the plane on the sky (one important reason why Pluto is no longer considering a planet by most astronomers). one would even expect this to happen. It is cool, never the less. Read more about it here and here and here and here and here, with an audio report (courtesy of NASA) here.

 Dawn on an asteroid | File Type: audio/x-mpegurl | Duration: Unknown

Literally. NASA's Dawn satellite will hopefully land on the asteroid Vesta soon. Go here to read more, or listen to it here. Enjoy!


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