Laura Benshoff looks into how a state-led intervention program affected two Pennsylvania municipalities over the course of a year. Joe Hernandez reports on a New Jersey college offering a course on drones. Matt Laslo reaches out to Republicans in Congress about what they’re looking forward to accomplishing in the upcoming year. Anne Hoffman reports on the science behind keeping New Year’s resolutions. Solomon Jones offers a commentary on hope in 2017. In this week’s edition of SkyTalk, Dave Heller and Derrick Pitt, chief astronomer at the Franklin Institute, discuss the big stories in space science from the past year.