Dr. Robert H. Goddard is pictured working on his experimental rockets in Roswell, N.M. in an undated photo. (AP Photo)

Rocket Man

Saturday, October 5th is the 132nd birth anniversary of rocket pioneer Robert H. Goddard. His was the first liquid-fueled rocket to prove ...

Air Date: October 5, 2019

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 Leonard Nimoy as Captain Spock in Star Trek, 1966.  (Photo by CBS)

Star Trekkin’

The TV series ‘Star Trek’ premiered 53 years ago. The original series only lasted three seasons on prime time, but really hit ...

Air Date: September 7, 2019

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Sirius - brightest star seen from the Earth, photographed through a telescope.

Woof Woof

Sirious, also known as the “Dog Star”, is visible in the pre-dawn sky this time of year; hence the term “dog days of su ...

Air Date: August 24, 2019

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Laying in Wait

Tardigrades, also called water bears because of their microscopic teddy or panda bear-like appearance have been known to exist in a dorma ...

Air Date: August 10, 2019

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Halfway to Autumn

Upcoming cross-quarter day on August 1 is known as LoafMass: A celebration of the first loaves of bread from the first harvests of wheat ...

Air Date: July 27, 2019

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These three astronauts are the prime crew of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital space mission. Left to right, are Russell L. Schweickart, lunar module pilot; David R. Scott, command module pilot; and James A. McDivitt, commander. In the right background is the Apollo 9 space vehicle on Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center (KSC). They are pausing momentarily during training for their scheduled 10-day mission. (NASA)

50 Years On

“The Apollo Chronicles” by regional producer Rotfeld Productions premieres at The Franklin Institute next week at Night Skies ...

Air Date: June 8, 2019

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