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Planets have been observed for the first time orbiting stars in a distant galaxy 3.8 billion light years away. Einstein suggested that th
Air Date: February 14, 2018
On Wednesday, January 31st, don’t miss the Super Blue Blood Total Lunar Eclipse Moon! This lunar event means that the second full m
Air Date: January 29, 2018
Continue your lunation observations: The first quarter moon is on Wednesday Jan. 24. Here’s what to look for:
a. The line th
Air Date: January 22, 2018
Of the remaining cohort of Earthlings privileged to set foot on the moon, let’s extend 88th birthday greetings this week to Buzz Al
Air Date: January 15, 2018
Eighty-six new star names have been approved by the International Astronomical Union, an association of professional astronomers. The nam
Air Date: January 9, 2018
Dr. Pitts and Dave Heller recap their top astronomy stories of 2017:
Astronomers were elated this year when the three operational g
Air Date: December 29, 2017
Monday, December 18 is the new moon of the year’s last lunar cycle. The moon will be in the 1st quarter by Christmas Eve. If you
Air Date: December 18, 2017
The Geminid meteor shower peaks Wednesday and Thursday this week with upwards of 100 meteors per hour.
The moon is a very thin wani
Air Date: December 12, 2017
Sunset comes at 4:35pm this week, then gradually later and later, though it won’t be until early January before we really start to
Air Date: December 4, 2017
The planet Ross 128 is 11 light-years away and 1.35 times the mass of Earth and orbits its red dwarf star every 9.9 days.
Air Date: November 20, 2017
Scientists have discovered a new suggestion of habitability in the ocean of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Early doubts about tidal frict
Air Date: November 14, 2017
Studies of asteroids are revealing that they might have a watery history. The DAWN spacecraft orbiting Ceres has provided data that sugge
Air Date: November 7, 2017
Not merely out-of-this-world, a comet from beyond our solar system came and went earlier this month.
Air Date: October 30, 2017
We begin with the story of Spitz Laboratories, based in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. In the 1960s, the space race kicked off a nationwide s
Air Date: October 23, 2017
This Saturday marks the 94th anniversary of the first public planetarium show given at the German model for The Franklin Institute, the D
Air Date: October 16, 2017
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