2016 Out-of-this-World Highlights

Listen 00:05:02

Lots of cool planetary observing this coming spring and summer, as well as two lunar eclipses and two solar eclipses… but the real treat comes as we prepare for NEXT year’s total solar eclipse across the US.

Astronomer and Jazz and Funk Sax player Dillon Brout gives us real astro food for thought this Thursday at the Franklin Institute as he reviews our evolving understanding about the fate of our universe. Dillon originally worked with one of the three scientists who discovered dark matter, Nobel Laurate Adam Riess.

China’s Chang’e 3 lunar rover is still transmitting data although it’s now a stationary explorer. And China has serious plans to expand its explorations of the moon all the way up to and through manned circumlunar missions and maybe more.

WHYY is your source for fact-based, in-depth journalism and information. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on financial support from readers like you. Please give today.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal