Episode 198 Hosts: Pat, Julie & Hugh Title: Hot Air Balloons and Hot Air Hosts
This week in space/astronomy history: 1. June 2, 2003 – ESA launches Mars Express. It reached Mars that December; Beagle 2 was carried along and released at Mars, but contact was lost. M.E. is still going strong, and has produced a nearly complete topographical map of Mars.
2. June 5, 1989 – Voyager 2 starts regular observations of Neptune. Its last encounter with a planet brought Voyager 2 close enough to Neptune to make observations of activity in the atmosphere.
3. June 5, 1783 – Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier gave the first successful balloon flight demonstration.
Show notes for episode 176 Hosts: Paul, Rob B., Ryan, Pat Title: Dinosaurs: The Original Citizen Scientists!
The anniversary of the first Australian satellite is approaching, which makes our resident Australian smile. Comet ISON is continuing to stay in the headlines (first it outbursts, now it might be fragmenting). Ryan and Rob were at the Science Teachers Association of Ontario (STAO) conference; they fill us in on everything from critical thinking to Steve Spangler. Asteroids, comets, and dinosaurs (the original citizen scientists)…we could talk about this stuff for hours (but don’t worry…we don’t). Thanks for tuning in, podcast and show notes below.