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Skytalk is hosted by WHYY's Dave Heller. Each week he discusses the latest news in astronomy with Dr. Derrick H. Pitts of the Franklin Institute.
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Hosted by Dr. Derrick H. Pitts
A group of researchers, including the Principle Investigator for the New Horizons program, Alan Stern, have found that after a review of
Air Date: September 17, 2018
52 years ago, the television show Star Trek premiered! It spawned a whole new approach to space exploration and had an impact on
Air Date: September 11, 2018
Our Milky Way is thought to have originally formed shortly after the birth of the universe, 13.5 billion years ago. Built from the first
Air Date: September 3, 2018
NASA Science Visualization Labs’ Ernie Wright has created a beautiful visual compliment to De Bussey’s classic piano composition,
Air Date: August 27, 2018
The successor to the highly successful Kepler planet-hunting satellite TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) sent the first data d
Air Date: August 20, 2018
The current (approximately 11-year-long) Solar Cycle is about to come to an end. Several years of long stretches of days without sunspot
Air Date: August 13, 2018
Mars’ close approach is Tuesday, July 31. A large subglacial lake of (very salty) liquid water has been found on Mars. This conclus
Air Date: July 31, 2018
Scientists have discovered 12 more of Jupiter’s moons, bringing the planet’s total count to 79. There are 175 known moons in
Air Date: July 23, 2018
Follow a replay of the NASA lunar exploration events from 49 years ago online.
Air Date: July 17, 2018
Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft arrives at asteroid Ryugu on Wednesday, beginning a string of encounters including fly-bys,
Air Date: July 10, 2018
Independence Day is sandwiched between the start of the dog days of summer and Aphelion.
The dog days of summer are traditionally
Air Date: July 2, 2018
Dave Heller and Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer at the Franklin Institute, discuss efforts to peer all the way back in time and space wit
Air Date: June 25, 2018
Tomorrow evening at the University of Pennsylvania’s David Rittenhouse Laboratory, Derrick is moderating a panel discussion for asp
Air Date: June 18, 2018
As we approach Summer Solstice, vertical shadows come to their shortest length. Stepping out for lunch with your work colleagues tomorrow
Air Date: June 11, 2018
Daylight lasts 14 hours and 52 minutes now, and the rate at which we’re gaining daylight is slowing dramatically. The rate at which we
Air Date: June 4, 2018
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