Episode 178 Show notes for December 16, 2013 Hosts: Hugh, Lianne, Paul Title: Chris Hadfield Inspires the World (and beyond)
This week in space/astronomy history: 1. December 17 1903: First sustained powered airplane flight, by Orville Wright at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. 2. December 14th 1972 — Humankind leaves the moon for the last(?) time. 3. Sir Joseph John “J. J.” Thomson, OM, FRS (18 December 1856 – 30 August 1940) Born in Manchester England. Credited with the detection of the electron (1897)
Episode 177, December 9, 2013 Hosts: Jesse, Harrison, Rob B., Rob C. Title: Shine on Chang’e Moon
The first show in a while where we didn’t mention Australia once! (Paul wasn’t on). The Robs, Harrison, and Jesse tackled, what must be, the most wide range of topics the show has seen to date. Ranging from moons of Jupiter, the Star of Bethlehem, all the Milky Way’s super massive black hole and recently discovered jet. It’s been 37 years since a soft landing on the Moon and 41 years since Gene Cernan’s last steps. China’s Change’e lander is currently orbiting the Moon and will go for soft landing December 14th. Stay tuned for that! Thanks for listening all, show notes and podcast below.