Adler Night and Day
Summary: Adler Night and Day features exclusive interviews with experts in astronomy and space science.
In this episode: We sit down with Amber Gell, rocket scientist and Spacecraft Systems Engineer with Lockheed Martin, for a look at the life of a rocket scientist, and NASA's new Orion crew vehicle.
In this episode: We sit down with Captain Jim Lovell, commander of the Apollo 13 mission, and Captain Gene Cernan, the last man on the Moon, to revisit their experiences in the early days of NASA's space program, and to talk about the future of manned space flight.
In this episode: We sit down with NASA astrophysicist Amber Straughn as she discusses current education and public outreach activities related to the James Webb Space Telescope, South by Southwest, and her trip on NASA's "Vomit Comet".
In this episode: We sit down with NASA's John Grunsfeld and discuss the James Webb Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, and his experiences as a NASA astronaut.
In this episode: We sit down with Apollo 17 astronaut Dr. Harrison Schmitt as he discusses his lunar experiences and thoughts on the future of space exploration.
In this episode: We sit down with NASA's Mars Exploration Program lead scientist, Dr. Michael A. Meyer. Dr. Meyer discusses all things Curiosity and what the discovery of organic compounds on Mars would mean to the science community.
In this episode: 2012 was a big year for astronomy and space science. Michelle Nichols and Katie Peterson talk about updates to recent missions, the Transit of Venus, the landing of Curiosity and much more!
Up-to-date night sky activity beginning October 2, 2012 through November 6, 2012. In this episode: Adler President Paul Knappenberger is retiring later this year. Many changes took place over Dr. Knappenberger's 21 year tenure. We're discussing the transformation to the museum and how extensively it evolved over the past two decades.
Up-to-date night sky activity beginning September 4, 2012 through October 1, 2012. In this episode: Light pollution and light trespass are growing problems. We're losing our night sky at an alarming rate. With environmental impacts and health concerns, what can be done to address this problem?
Up-to-date night sky activity beginning August 7, 2012 through September 4, 2012. In this episode: The late Marjorie and Roderick Webster played a important role in the history of the Adler Planetarium. From solving mysteries to collecting artifacts for the museum it's clear that the impact of the Websters on the Adler has been significant.
Up-to-date night sky activity beginning July 3, 2012 through August 6, 2012. In this episode: We get an update on the IBEX mission! IBEX is the first spacecraft designed to collect data across the entire sky about the heliosphere and its boundary. Scientists have used this data to make the first maps of our heliosphere boundary.
Up-to-date night sky activity beginning June 05, 2012 through July 2, 2012. In this episode: We're talking about what the Sun actually is and the dynamics at play. Additionally, as summer has arrived, how do we stay safe from the Sun's harmful rays while still reaping the benefits of Sun exposure!
Up-to-date night sky activity beginning May 22, 2012 through June 4, 2012. In this episode: The Transit of Venus happens on June 5th for much of North America. In this episode we talk about we're hoping to learn from this transit and how planetary transits have influenced our search for new worlds.
Up-to-date night sky activity beginning May 8, 2012 through May 21, 2012. In this episode: Learn about the upcoming Transit of Venus and how to best view the event. We also discuss the study of planetary transits and their historical significance.
Up-to-date night sky activity beginning April 24, 2012 through May 8, 2012. In this episode: Chicago’s first Science Hack Day, a 24-hour marathon for developers, designers, scientists, educators, and the community to come together to collaboratively create something awesome, will take place at the Adler Planetarium from May 12-13, 2012. Learn about the event and how it got its start!