Stargazer

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We have planets in the evening and the early morning hours to look for, and we find out about a galaxy-related discovery with a local connection as All Things Considered local host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer report.

This is a video explaining the Laniākea galaxy super-cluster.

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We have no less than three planets to try and spot in our evening island skies, and, we learn about a claim by another country’s space program that they discovered microbes living in outer space, as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer report.

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We have Mars and Saturn in our evening sky, there’s a pass of a major space facility and we learn about a discovery at the Mauna Kea summit involving one of the oldest known stars as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer report.

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We have two major planets to look for at sunset, plus we learn about volcanic activity recently detected on a moon in our solar system, involving multiple observatories in the islands as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer report.

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We’ve got a pair of sunset planets to look for, a meteor shower is happening and we learn about a new discovery relating to gamma rays as All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips  for this week’s Stargazer report.

See the related NASA animation:

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The International Space Station is cruising past plus we hear more about local involvement in a Mars-related mission as All Things Considered host Dave Lawrence connects with Christopher Phillips at the Imiloa Astronomy Center for this week’s Stargazer report.

What does the surface of Mars look like? A little video refresher courtesy of the Mars Phoenix Lander.

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A Chinese experimental spacecraft is among the objects we can look for passing overhead, plus we learn about another spacecraft, and a tricky mission to land on a comet as All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips at the Imiloa Astronomy Center for this week’s Stargazer report.

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We have a variety of objects to look for in our night sky, and we get details about a new spacecraft powered by tapping solar winds as All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center for this week’s Stargazer report. 

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We find out what planets will be visible in our evening skies for most of the summer, plus learn about new projects to detect potential alien communication signals as All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips at the Imiloa Astronomy Center for this week’s Stargazer report.

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We have a trio of planets to look for around sunset, and this week, we take a trip to a moon in our solar system to learn about a mysterious lake discovered there, as All Things Considered local host Dave Lawrence connects with Christopher Phillips at the Imiloa Astronomy Center for this week’s Stargazer report.                                                                  

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