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Blue Dot Report

The Blue Dot Report, hosted by Dave Schlom is presented on Northstate Public Radio (KCHO 91.7 FM and KFPR 88.9 FM) Thursdays at 6:44 pm and Fridays at 7:35 am.

Air Date Guest Show Topic
5/22-23/14 Mike Clynne Volcanologist for the US Geological Survey talks about Lassen's eruption 100 years ago
5/15-16/14 Matt Abrahamson Mission Manager from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS)
5/8-9/14 Michael Russell Research Scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses chemical beginnings of life
5/1-2/14 Nick Gautier Project Scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about exoplanet Kepler 186F recently found by Kepler
4/24-25/14 Gwen Owens Researcher at California Institute of Technology talks about research on Huntington's Disease in the International Space Station
4/11/14 (1) Bill Patzert Three part pledge special with Oceanographer and climate expert from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discussing El Nino, California drought, climate change, future satellite missions, and suggestions for future climate scientists.
4/11/14(2) Bill Patzert
4/11/14(3) Bill Patzert
3/27-28/14 Tom Farr Geologist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about subsidence due to declining groundwater levels in California
3/20-21/14 George Helou Physics faculty from California Institute of Technology discusses supernova 2014J as observed by Spitzer Space Telescope
3/13-14/14 Thomas Painter Research Scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about methods for measuring California snow pack
3/6-7/14 Brian Grefenstette Research Scientist from California Institute of Technology discusses using NuSTAR to study remnant supernova Cassiopeia A
2/27-28/14 Nick Gautier Project Scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about exoplanets recently found by Kepler
2/6-7/14 Marc Rayman Chief Engineer and Mission Manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory describes the Dawn Mission to planet Ceres
1/30-31/14 Bill Patzert Climate expert from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory describes California's current drought
1/23-24/14 Claudia Alexander Scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission
1/16-17/14 Joe Masiero Lead Author from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses the Wide-field Infared Explorer (WISE) survey of the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter
1/9-10/14 Sarah Spolaor Scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses bursts of radio energy from beyond the Milky Way
1/2-3/14 NO PROGRAM
12/26-27/13 Eric Hensel Fire Management Officer at Lassen Volcanic National Park discusses the National Park Service fire restoration planning
12/19-20/13 Ala Khazendar Scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about discrepancies in melting rates of Antarctic glaciers
12/12-13/13 Tony Flanders Senior staff writer/columnist for Sky & Telescope Magazine gives gift suggestions for exploring the sky
12/5-6/13 Paul Goldsmith Project Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses the Herschel Space Telescope
11/28-29/13 NO PROGRAM
11/21-22/13 Eric Fetzer Project scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about the Atmospheric Infared Sounder (AIRS) and how it has changed weather and climate modeling
11/14-15/13 Mike Abrams Science Team Leader at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about the new digital topo map of the earth
11/7-8/13 Brian Williams Astronomer at North Carolina State University in Raleigh discusses supernova mystery
10/31-11/1/13 Slava Turyshev Astrophysics Research Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about the "Pioneer Anomaly"
10/24-25/13 Andrew Fraknoi Professor of Astronomy at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California talks about smart phone astronomy applications and the Astronomy Education Review
10/17/13 Dave McComas Pledge Drive Special: Principal Investigator of the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) at NASA's Southwest Research Institute talks about beyond the heliosphere and more
10/10-11/13 Rebecca Martin NASA Sagan Fellow from the University of Colorado in Boulder discusses how asteroids affect the possibility of life-bearing planets
10/3-4/13 Daniel Stern Project Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses the NuSTAR mission to detect black holes
9/26-27/13 Thomas Painter Snow Scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about the end of the Little Ice Age and climate change
9/19-20/13 Dave McComas Principal Investigator of the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) at NASA's Southwest Research Institute talks about the heliosphere and interstellar wind
9/12-13/13 Mark Swisdak Research Scientist at the University of Maryland discusses whether Voyager 1 has left the solar system
9/5-6/13 Roeland van der Marel Astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute talks about the collision course between the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies
8/29-30/13 Josh Fisher Research scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about how a high-resolution map of the height of Earth's forests  will help understand the role forests play in climate change
8/22-23/13 Jason Rhodes Research Scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses the future of dark matter and energy
8/15-16/13 Jason Rhodes Research Scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory explains dark matter and dark energy
8/8-9/13 Brett Kennedy Engineer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about RoboSimian
8/1-2/13 Sarah Spolaor Scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses bursts of radio energy from beyond the Milky Way
7/25-26/13 Kevin Sweeney Park Ranger from Lassen Volcanic National Park talks about the Dark Sky Festival
7/18-19/13 Carolyn Porco Leader of the Cassini Imaging Team talks about the latest images of the Pale Blue Dot
7/11-12/13 Steve Bumgardner Photographer and videographer for the Yosemite Nature Notes series on YouTube talks about Yosemite
7/4-5/13 Graeme Stephens Director of the Center for Climate Sciences at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses climate change
6/27-28/13 Josh Willis Project Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about Jason's 10 year mission anniversary
6/20-21/13 Bill Patzert Oceanographer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses California rainfall and climate change
6/13-14/13 Josh Willis Oceanographer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about measuring historical and modern ocean temperatures
6/6-7/13 Joe Masiero Lead Author from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses the Wide-field Infared Explorer (WISE) survey of the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter
5/23-24/13 Candice Hansen Senior Scientist from the Planetary Science Institute talks about polar dunes on Mars
5/16-17/13 Mike Seiffert Scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about the Euclid project exploring dark matter and dark energy
5/9-10/13 Eric Hensel Fire Management Officer at Lassen Volcanic National Park discusses the National Park Service fire restoration planning
5/2-3/13 Graeme Stephens Director of the Center for Climate Sciences at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses painting clouds
4/25-26/13 NO PROGRAM PLEDGE DRIVE
4/18-19/13 Jeffrey Plaut Project scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses a decade of exploration by the 2001 Mars Odyssey
4/11-12/13 Eric Fetzer Project scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about the Atmospheric Infared Sounder (AIRS) and how it has changed weather and climate modeling
4/4-5/13 Steve Bumgardner Photographer and videographer for the Yosemite Nature Notes series on YouTube talks about Yosemite
3/28-29/13 Joy Crisp Deputy Project Scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses Curiosity Rover rock drilling on Mars
3/21-22/13 Jane Houston Jones Astronomy Outreach Specialist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about Comet Pan-STARRS
3/14-15/13 Steve Howell Project Scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center discusses findings from the Kepler Mission
3/7-8/13 Cathleen Jones Lead Researcher from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory describes using radar to study the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill
2/28-3/1/13 Scott Edgington Deputy Project Scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses the Cassini spacecraft at 15
2/21-22/13 Rebecca Martin NASA Sagan Fellow from the University of Colorado in Boulder discusses how asteroids affect the possibility of life-bearing planets
2/14-15/13 Candice Hansen Senior Scientist from the Planetary Science Institute talks about polar dunes on Mars
2/7-8/13 Mike Seiffert Scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about the Euclid project exploring dark matter and dark energy
1/31-2/1/13 Eric Hensel Fire Management Officer at Lassen Volcanic National Park discusses the National Park Service fire restoration planning
1/24-25/13 Jon Nelson Site Manager for Infographics at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses how visitors can use NASA data and transform it into a work of art at www.jpl.nasa.gov/infographics
1/17-18/13 Slava Turyshev Astrophysics Research Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about the "Pioneer Anomaly"
1/10-11/13 Jeffrey Plaut Project scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses a decade of exploration by the 2001 Mars Odyssey
1/3-4/13 Eric Fetzer Project scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about the Atmospheric Infared Sounder (AIRS) and how it has changed weather and climate modeling
12/27-28/12 Andrew Fraknoi Professor of Astronomy at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California talks about smart phone astronomy applications and the Astronomy Education Review
12/20-21/12 Steve Howell Project Scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center discusses findings from the Kepler Mission
12/13-14/12 Mark Thompson Specialist from Oceanside Photo and Telegraph gives gift suggestions for amateur and experienced astronomers
12/6-7/12 Cathleen Jones Lead Researcher from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory describes using radar to study the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill
11/29-30/12 Mark Thompson Specialist from Oceanside Photo and Telegraph gives gift suggestions for amateur and experienced astronomers
11/22-23/12 Duane Walliser Chief Scientist of the Earth Science and Technology Directorate at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses global climate change and ecosystem response
11/15-16/12 Scott Edgington Deputy Project Scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses the Cassini spacecraft at 15
11/8-9/12 Rebecca Martin NASA Sagan Fellow from the University of Colorado in Boulder discusses how asteroids affect the possibility of life-bearing planets
11/1-2/12 Svetla Hristova-Veleva Research Scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about bringing satellite data together to create better prediction models for severe weather, such as Hurricane Sandy
10/25-26/12 Roeland van der Marel Astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute talks about the collision course between the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies
10/18-19/12 NO PROGRAM - PLEDGE DRIVE
10/11-12/12 Jane Houston Jones Astronomy Outreach Specialist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about her monthly podcast of celestial events
10/4-5/12 Paul Goldsmith Project Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses the Herschel Space Telescope
9/27-28/12 Charles Beichman Executive Director of NASA's Exoplanet Science Center at Cal Tech talks about the recipients of the Carl Sagan fellowships
9/20-21/12 Bonnie Buratti Senior Research Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses Enceladus, Saturn's moon
9/13-14/12 Josh Fisher Research scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about how a high-resolution map of the height of Earth's forests  will help understand the role forests play in climate change
9/6-7/12 Marc Simard Senior Engineer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses high resolution mapping of Earth's forests
8/31-31/12 Jon Nelson Site Manager for Infographics at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses how visitors can use NASA data and transform it into a work of art at www.jpl.nasa.gov/infographics
8/23-24/12 Slava Turyshev Astrophysics Research Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about the "Pioneer Anomaly"
8/16-17/12 Dave Schlom Host Dave Schlom talks about American excellence in space exploration
8/10/12 Jon Nelson Manager of Online Publishing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about the successful landing of the Curiosity Rover on 8/5/12 and how images will be shared with the public
8/9/12 Jon Nelson Site Manager for Infographics at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses how visitors can use NASA data and transform it into a work of art at www.jpl.nasa.gov/infographics
8/2-3/12 Clive Neal Professor of Geology from University of Notre Dame discusses supervolcanoes
7/26-27/12 Mike Werner Project Scientist for the Spitzer Space Telescope at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about buckyballs in space
7/19-20/12 Jill Tarter Director of the Institute's Center for SETI Research discusses the Allen Telescope Array (ATA) near Hat Creek Observatory
7/12-13/12 Kevin Ritschel Director of Product Development for Orion Telescopes & Binoculars talks about telescopes and www.telescopes.com
7/5-6/12 Sami Asmar Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses the (Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory) GRAIL Mission to the moon
6/28-29/12 Andrew Fraknoi Professor of Astronomy at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California talks about smart phone astronomy applications and the Astronomy Education Review
6/21-22/12 Roeland van der Marel Astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute talks about the collision course between the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies
6/14-15/12 Jane Houston Jones Astronomy Outreach Specialist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about her monthly podcast of celestial events
6/7-8/12 Daniel Stern Project Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses the NuSTAR mission and the June 13 launch date
5/31-6/1/12 Duane Walliser Chief Scientist of the Earth Science and Technology Directorate at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses global climate change and ecosystem response
5/24-25/12 William Baroucki Principal Investigator for the Kepler Mission at NASA Ames Research Center discusses Kepler's discovery of planet in habitable zone
5/17-18/12 Paul Goldsmith Project Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses the Herschel Space Telescope
5/10-11/12 Charles Beichman Executive Director of NASA's Exoplanet Science Center at Cal Tech talks about the recipients of the Carl Sagan fellowships
5/3-4/12 Bonnie Buratti Senior Research Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses Enceladus, Saturn's moon
4/26-27/12 NO PROGRAM - PLEDGE DRIVE
4/19-20/12 Josh Willis Project Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about Jason's 10 year mission anniversary
4/12-13/12 Ashwin Vasavada Senior scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses the Curiosity Rover mission landing on Mars in August 2012
4/5-6/12 Mike Abrams Science Team Leader at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses the new digital topographic map of the Earth
3/29-30/12 Essam Heggy Planetary Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about water in the desert
3/22-23/12 Josh Fisher Research scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about how a high-resolution map of the height of Earth's forests  will help understand the role forests play in climate change
3/15-16/12 Marc Simard Senior Engineer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses high resolution mapping of Earth's forests
3/8-9/12 Clive Neal Professor of Geology from University of Notre Dame discusses supervolcanoes
3/1-2/12 Mike Werner Project Scientist for the Spitzer Space Telescope at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about buckyballs in space
2/23-24/12 Joe Kunches Space scientist from NOAA discusses space weather
2/16-17/12 Jill Tarter Director of the Institute's Center for SETI Research discusses the Allen Telescope Array (ARA) near Hat Creek Observatory
2/9-10/12 Carolyn Porco Leader of the Cassini Imaging Science Team discusses Enceladus, moon of Saturn, and the Cassini mission through 2017
2/2-3/12 Andrew Fraknoi Professor of Astronomy at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California talks about smart phone astronomy applications and the Astronomy Education Review
1/26-27/12 Duane Walliser Chief Scientist of the Earth Science and Technology Directorate at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses global climate change and ecosystem response
1/19-20/12 Michael Watkins Project Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses how the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission measures Texas drought
1/12-13/12 William Boroucki Principal Investigator for the Kepler Mission at NASA Ames Research Center discusses Kepler's discovery of planet in habitable zone
1/5-6/12 Josh Willis Project Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about the 10th anniversary of the Jason mission
12/29-30/11 Jason Rhodes Research Scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about the future of dark matter and energy
12/22-23/11 Jason Rhodes Research Scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks discusses dark matter and energy
12/8-9/11 Steven Sell Systems Engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about landing the Curiosity rover on Mars
12/1-2/11 Mike Abrams Science Team Leader at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses the new digital topographic map of the Earth
11/24-25/11 Brian Williams Astronomer at North Carolina State University in Raleigh discusses supernova mystery
11/17-18/11 Kris Koenig Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Chico Community Observatory
11/10-11/11 Amy Mainzer Deputy Project Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about the Wide-field Infared Survey Explorer (WISE)
11/3-4/11 Graeme Stephens Director of the Center for Climate Sciences at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses climate change
10/27-28/11 Essam Heggy Planetary Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about water in the desert
10/20-21/11 NO PROGRAM--PLEDGE DRIVE
10/13-14/11 Dave McComas Principal Investigator of the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) at NASA's Southwest Research Institute talks about the mission
10/6-7/11 Sami Asmar Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) Mission to the moon
9/15-16/11 Tom Pierson Chief Executive of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute talks about the Allen Telescope Array at Hat Creek Observatory near Lassen Peak
9/8-9/11 Natalie Batalha Professor of physics and astronomy at San Jose State University and Co-investigator of NASA's Kepler Mission discusses the mission and new planet search
9/1-2/11 Mark Showalter Planetary Astronomer at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute discusses Jupiter's rings and ripples
8/25-26/11 Joe Kunches Space Scientist at NOAA discusses space weather
8/18-19/11 Steve Levin Research Scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about the Juno mission to Jupiter
8/4-5/11 Jason Rhodes Research Scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses the future of dark matter and energy
7/28-29/11 Jason Rhodes Research Scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory explains dark matter and dark energy
7/21-22/11 Marc Rayman Chief Engineer and Mission Manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory describes the Dawn mission at the Vesta asteroid
6/30-7/1/11 Graeme Stephens Director of the Center for Climate Sciences at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses climate change
6/23-24/11 Amy Mainzer Deputy Project Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about the Wide-field Infared Survey Explorer (WISE)
6/16-17/11 Graeme Stephens Director of the Center for Climate Sciences at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses painting clouds
6/9-10/11 John Callas Project Manager of the Mars Exploration Rover at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses the Spirit mission and the upcoming Curiosity mission
6/2-3/11 Natalie Batalha Professor of physics and astronomy at San Jose State University and Co-Investiagor of NASA's Kepler mission discusses the mission and new planet search
5/26-27/11 Thomas Jordan Director of Southern California Earthquake Center talks about the latest probability maps for earthquakes in California
5/19-20/11 Rosaly Lopes Senior Research Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses recent evidence of ice volcanoes on Saturn's moon, Titan
5/12-13/11 Dave McComas Principal Investigator of the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) at NASA's Southwest Research Institute talks about the mission
5/5-6/11 Mike Massimino Mission Specialist on Atlantis STS-125 mission to repair the Hubble Telescope talks about the mission as well as living and working in space


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Episode Guest Show Topic
65 James Fanson Project Manager for the Kepler Mission discusses the search for earth-sized planets. Kepler launched in spring of 2009.
64 Andrew Chaikin Author of “A Passion for Mars” talks about his fascination with Mars exploration. Andy was the author of “A Man on the Moon” that was used as the basis of the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon.
63 Robert Poole Author of “Earthrise - How Man First Saw the Earth,” the story of the famous image taken by the Apollo 8 astronauts
62 Jeffrey Plour From NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the discovery of buried glaciers of water/ice on Mars in the middle latitudes
61 Ralph Millikan From NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the discovery of opals - minerals that formed in the presence of water on Mars
60 Ed Stone Physics Professor at California Institute of Technology and Lead Scientist for the Voyager Interstellar Mission talks about the venerable spacecraft and what they are telling us about the edge of the solar system
59 W. Timothy Liu Scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory describes how scatterometry from satellites is used to map the average wind speeds for the Earth’s oceans. Some of the highest average ocean wind speeds are even found right here in Northern California
58 Michelle Thaller Research Scientist at California Institute of Technology explains the latest model of the Milky Way galaxy based on maps made by the orbiting Spitzer Infrared Telescope
57 Deborah Bass Deputy Project Scientist from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory updates us on the first two weeks of science operations for the polar lander on Mars
56 Bill Cooke Lead Scientist at NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office at the Marshall Space flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama talks about a program to monitor the Moon for impacts in order to insure the safety of future lunar explorers
55 Frank Schwing Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s environmental research division at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in Pacific Grove discusses the Chinook Salmon fishery and how we can consume seafood in a sustainable way
54 Thomas Jordan Director of Southern California Earthquake Center talks about the latest probability maps for earthquakes in California
53 Carolyn Porco Leader of the Cassini Imaging Team talks about Enceladus, Pangea Day and her role as science advisor on the new Star Trek film
52 Josh Willis Oceanographer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses Australian paddlers using satellite data to cross the Tasman Sea
51 Michelle Thaller Research Scientist at California Institute of Technology discusses a new book that brings the wonders of astronomy to the blind
50 News roundup: total eclipse of the Moon, coral bleaching caused by ocean warming, Lake Mead could be dry by 2021, Carolyn Porco named science advisor for the new Star Trek film and more
49 Jennifer Heldmann Planetary Research Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center discusses the Center’s role in returning to the Moon
48 Erik Conway Historian at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses the historic launch of America’s first satellite, Explorer 1
47 Tony Song Research Scientist from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses Tsunami prediction
46 Brian Grigsby Director of the ASU Mars Education Program discusses using the red planet to bring hands on science experience to K-12 students
45 Mike Everhart Paleontologist talks about his role as an advisor on the National Geographic IMAX film Sea Monsters
44 David Perlman Award winning San Francisco Chronicle science writer talks about covering science for one of the nation’s leading newspapers
43 Summary of 2007 stories: NASA’s Return to The Moon, Allen Telescope Array, Phoenix Polar Lander launch, Rovers continue exploring Mars, Cassini discoveries at Saturn, IPCC wins Nobel Prize and more
42 William Patzert Oceanography Research Scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory  discusses the Jason satellite’s space based studies of sea level and global warming
41 Debra Fischer Professor of Astronomy from San Francisco State discusses her studies of a possibly earthlike extra solar planet
40 Shane Fryar Physical Scientist from Lava Beds National Monument talks about the park's possible designation as a Dark Sky Preserve
39 Dave Schlom The meaning of Sputnik on the 50th anniversary of its launch
38 Timothy Ferris Award winning science writer talks about his PBS special “Seeing in the Dark”
37 News roundup: Climate change and hurricanes, Sacramento Delta pumps shut down to aid Delta Smelt, Google Sky and the Aurigid Meteor shower studied from aircraft
36 Eric Sandquist Professor of Astronomy from San Diego State discusses the university’s summer undergraduate research program in astronomy
35 News roundup: Largest exoplanet to date discovered, variable star with a comet-like tail, Great Lakes shrinking due to drought
34 Deborah Bass Planetary Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about the Mars Phoenix Lander mission that will search for underground water near the Martian north pole
33 News roundup: Dust storm on Mars threatens rover mission, Cassini discovers Saturn's 60th moon, cleaning house on the International Space Station adds to space junk orbit, precipitation patterns linked to climate change
32 Farouk El-Baz Director of the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University talks about how remote sensing satellites are helping to find water under Sudan. The Darfur crisis is based on regional drought.
31 John Delaney Professor of Oceanography at the University of Washington talks about the NEPTUNE underwater remote sensing ocean observatory to be deployed off the Pacific Northwest coast
30 Rick Fienberg Editor of Sky and Telescope magazine discusses the world's most prestigious popular astronomy publication
29 Jennifer Heldmann Planetary Research Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center talks about the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite mission to the Moon scheduled for launch in 2008
28 News roundup: Exoplanet Gliese 581c has a runaway greenhouse effect, Pluto demoted yet again, Spirit and Opportunity roving Mars, explanation of the summer solstice
27 Angela Torretta Public Relations Manager from Turtle Bay Exploration Park talks about the exhibition "Alien Earths: Are We Alone?" the search for life beyond Earth
26 Karen Haner Lassen Volcanic National Park spokesperson discusses the low snow pack that has led to an early opening of the park road and accelerated the construction of the new visitor's center
25 News roundup: A new remote sensing ocean observatory to be built off the coast of Washington gets funded, alternative fuels and the latest on the Gliese 581 planetary system
24 Gavin Schmidt Climate Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies discusses climate change and his work with realclimate.org -- one of the web's premier science sites devoted to climate issues
23 Seth Shostak Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute discusses the discovery of Gliese 581c and the possibility that it is an Earth-like planet
22 News roundup including: Volcanically active Mt. Baker in Washington, Polar icecap melting three times faster than expected by the IPCC, the discovery of an Earth-like planet (Gliese 581c)
21 Madeleine Flandreau, Jeremiah Moody, and Tom White CSU Chico Geology students in a live interview about their spring break volcanology field trip to the Big Island with Professor Rachel Teasdale
20 News roundup including: Ground Zero for Global Warming: The Arctic, NASA's Earth Observation Satellite program in jeopardy, The Galapagos in peril, Evidence of water on another world beyond the solar system and the most symmetrical deep space object ever observed
19 extended Carolyn Porco One of the world's leading planetary scientists talks about the Cassini Imaging Team's web site and the last scheduled multibillion dollar planetary spacecraft exploring the beauty and mystery of Saturn and its icy moons. She shares her views on NASA's budget and describes the privilege and responsibility that goes with being a lead scientist involved in exploration.
19 Carolyn Porco Leader of the Cassini Imaging Science Team discusses exploring Saturn and how you can share the experience at her website www.ciclops.org
18 extended Ann Druyan Tyanna Schlom and Joe Oleksiewicz interview Ann Druyan on Carl Sagan's role as a supporter of women in science in a special. She also talks about her work to develop a solar sail to test the feasibility of a more efficient means of space travel.
18 Ann Druyan Ann Druyan discusses her late Husband Carl Sagan's role as a supporter of women in science. She discusses three powerful role models for women pursuing a career in science and how Ellie Arroway, the main character in the novel and film Contact was named.
17 Jennifer Heldmann Planetary Research Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center discusses her field studies of Lassen Volcanic National Park's snowpack as a terrestrial analog to features seen on Mars. Explanation of "watermelon" snow.
16 A news roundup of geologic interest - a piece of the Earth's oceanic crust is missing, a Yucatan underwater cave system discovered, a volcano threatens people in Ecuador and hiker's maps of Mars
15 Rachel Teasdale Professor of Geology at CSUC discusses her participation in an international field study of a volcanic center in Chile
14 News summary featuring stories on this year's climate data and how it relates to the topic of climate change
13 Rachel Teasdale Professor of Geology at CSUC talks about Northern California's fossil wonders - a look at ancient life in the north state
12 Jeff Price Professor at CSUC discusses Global warming
11 Robert Nelson Research Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses discoveries of liquid methane lakes on Saturn's moon, Titan, by the Cassini orbiter
10 Don Macholz An account of viewing the elusive but spectacular Comet McNaught - one of the brightest comets in a century
9 Rusty Schweickart Former Apollo astronaut discusses the hazards of Earth crossing asteroids and how they might be safely deflected
8 Kris Koenig Astronomy series sponsored by the NCNHM and the Kiwanis Chico
7 Headlines in science news 2006, space shuttles and their replacements, robots and water on Mars, Saturn's moons, Pluto's demotion, Allen Telescope Array, climate change, earthquakes, and more!
6 Tribute to Carl Sagan, his life and words
5 Dave Schlom How to get started star gazing, telescope and binocular buying guide
4 Rachel Teasdale Professor of Geology at CSUC talks about volcanoes of Northern California
3 Gentry Lee Chief Engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and co-creator of Carl Sagan's PBS series "Cosmos" comments on mentoring the best and brightest young engineers and the future of NASA's robotic space exploration program
2 Dave Schlom Summary of news including: Pluto, definition of planets, space station golf, frog extinction, climate of Mars
1 Dave Schlom Intro to series, Chico Observatory, Mars global surveyor spacecraft

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