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Looking Skyward: SpaceX and Japanese Successes

Mar 8, 2019
SpaceX

Learn more about what's going on in the world of astronomy as WCAI's "All Things Considered" host Brian Morris speaks with Dr. Regina Jorgenson, Director of Astronomy at the Maria Mitchell Association on Nantucket.

Looking Skyward: Recent Celestial News

Jan 31, 2019
China National Space Administration

This week on Looking Skyward, Brian and Regina discuss a variety of celestial topics: a meteor that hit the moon during the recent eclipse (and that made for some spectacular photos), a Chinese  rover that landed on the far side of the moon, and the Cassini spacecraft recently discovered that Saturn’s rings may not be anywhere near as old as previously thought.

NASA

Today's topics range from repeating fast radio bursts that were recently discovered to scientists believing they were able to observe the creation of a black hole for the first time ever (even though the event actually happened 200 million years ago). 

NASA

This week on Looking Skyward, we talk about the InSight rover that recently landed on the surface of Mars, the Geminid meteor shower, and the Voyager spacecraft, now about 11 billion miles from Earth.

Looking Skyward: An Object of Alien Origin?

Nov 15, 2018
NASA

Learn more about a cigar-shaped object that some Harvard professors believe to be of "alien origin" on Looking Skyward with WCAI's Brian Morris and Regina Jorgenson, Director of Astronomy at the Maria Mitchell Association on Nantucket.

Looking Skyward: Kepler Space Telescope Retiring

Nov 2, 2018
NASA

This week on Looking Skyward, WCAI's Brian Morris and Maria Mitchell Association's Dr. Regina Jorgenson talk about space telescopes and probes. Take a listen. 

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The Orionid meteor shower carries debris from the comet Halley, four gigantic planets detected around a very young star, and new moons that may have their own moons. Learn more about what's going on in the world of astronomy as WCAI's "All Things Considered" host Brian Morris speaks with Dr. Regina Jorgenson, Director of Astronomy at the Maria Mitchell Association on Nantucket.  

Looking Skyward: Live Long and Prosper

Sep 27, 2018
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On this week's edition of Looking Skyward: The Fall Equinox means shorter days ahead, breadbox-size hopping robots land on a fast-moving asteroid, and astronomers think they’ve discovered Mr. Spock’s home planet.

Looking Skyward: A Green Hued Comet

Sep 13, 2018
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On this week's edition of Looking Skyward: A green-hued comet makes its closest approach to Earth in 70 years, and the story of Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the British astrophysicist who discovered pulsars, but is only now being recognized for her achievement.

Looking Skyward: Celestial News

Aug 15, 2018
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There’s lots to talk about in the world of astronomy: Andromeda Galaxy is currently visible, but you need a dark sky to see it. There’s a rogue free-range planet with a magnetic force and a strong aurora that’s being detected by scientists, and experts are saying that there’s no life in the Omega Centauri. 

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On this week's Looking Skyward: An underwater lake on Mars, Jupiter now has 79 moons, and NASA’s mission to learn more about the Sun.

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