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NASA Astronaut Christina Koch’s maiden voyage in space will extend for almost double the scheduled duration. She is now set to stay
Air Date: April 20, 2019
Explorer of the Year
Next week, (Wednesday evening at the Union League in Philadelphia) the Geographical Society of Philadelphia will bestow its 128th Explo
Air Date: April 15, 2019
Imaging The Unimaginable
The Event Horizon Telescope team may reveal an image of a black hole event horizon on Wednesday. An array of eight radio telescopes aroun
Air Date: April 6, 2019
Jupiter has seen quite a dramatic change since formation 4.5 billion years ago. Now the largest planet in the solar system, with a mass g
Air Date: March 30, 2019
Step by Step
Next Friday, March 29th an historic spacewalk will take place; Anne McClain and Christina Koch will step outside International Space Stat
Air Date: March 23, 2019
“One Small Step” Redux?
NASA’s 2020 budget request for $21 billion includes significant funding to build systems and infrastructure to return to the moon b
Air Date: March 16, 2019
Some Like it Dry
The Atacama desert in Chile is one of the most arid places on the planet – averaging less than one inch of rainfall per year! High
Air Date: March 8, 2019
Worth the Wait for Weightlessness?
Beth Moses, Astronaut Trainer for Virgin Galactic, flew aboard its latest test flight as its first passenger. The VSS Unity flew into spa
Air Date: March 4, 2019
Volunteers Needed for Stellar Sleuthing
Wanna get your hands dirty in astronomy? Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 is a newly revised version of a Zooniverse Citizen Scientist data-mini
Air Date: February 25, 2019
A Conversation With Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi
Earlier this week, the Franklin Institute Night Sky Observatory program featured special guest Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi, astrophysicist, invent
Air Date: February 16, 2019
What’s in a Shape?
Astronomers at the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have detected that our Milky Way galaxy, while
Air Date: February 11, 2019
Strolling Our Galactic Neighborhood
Our Milky Way is one of some forty galaxies that comprise what is known as our “local group.”
Two of our nearest galact
Air Date: January 29, 2019
Lunar Eclipse Beckons
Despite the forecasted blast of arctic air heading our way Sunday – bundle up and brave the cold because the next opportunity to ta
Air Date: January 19, 2019
The more scientists learn about black holes, the more the findings confirm the warning: Speed kills.
The black hole ASASSN-14li lie
Air Date: January 12, 2019
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft continues its sojourn through the outer reaches of our solar system. For the next 20 months, it will
Air Date: January 5, 2019
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