Visiting the neighborhood: Mars & Venus! (6/5/21 Part 1)

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Cruising around the solar system is fun! Dr. Armstrong on Venus and Mars, and what we can learn! So, what’s been going on in the wacky world of astronomy? What’s new? Well, guess what? We’ve got our favorite local astronomer joining us today! Yes, its Dr. Armstrong! https://www.nasa.gov/venus https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/mars/main/index.html

We’ve got a TV star: its Dr. Armstrong! (6/5/21 Part 2)

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Astronomers on television! IfA on T.V.! Dr. Armstrong is back, and he had fun recently. Doing what, you ask? He was on Xploration Station’s Awesome Planet! https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2021/05/14/xploration-awesome-planet/ https://www.xplorationstation.com/show/Xploration-Awesome-Planet Are you excited about astronomy going on here in Hawai’i? Check this out!

Super Flower Blood Moon this week! (5/22/21 Part 1)

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A Super Flower Blood Moon? What’s that? Hawaii Lunar Eclipse! We’re going to have it late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning. Jonathan is excited, LD is excited, Sam will be sleeping. So lets talk about that! https://www.space.com/super-flower-blood-moon-total-lunar-eclipse-2021-guide https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/honolulu?iso=20210526 https://earthsky.org/tonight/total-lunar-eclipse-may-26-2021/

Mars! Mars! Mars! WHOO! (2/13/21 Part 2)

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To MARS! THREE Mars Probes! China, NASA, and the United Arab Emerites! UAE “Hope” probe successfully reaches Mars, two more following shortly | Ars Technica Perseverance (rover) – Wikipedia Mars 2020 – Wikipedia Mars Helicopter Ingenuity – Wikipedia China’s Tianwen-1 Mars probe captures epic video of Red Planet during orbital arrival | Space Tianwen-1 – Wikipedia Emirates Mars Mission facts: UAE Hope Probe everything to know | The National (thenationalnews.com)

NASA’s SLS is being tested! Biggest rocket to date! (1/16/21 Part 1)

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Today NASA is testing the engines of their SLS (Space Launch System) booster rocket. BIG Rocket Test! This is the biggest test for the project. Its being livestreamed, NASA is recording TERABYTES of test data, and Jonathan could NOT resist talking about it! Whoot! Space Launch System | NASA Space Launch System – Wikipedia WATCH LIVE: NASA test-fires SLS megarocket for moon missions (msn.com) SLS: Nasa’s ‘megarocket’ set to fire up engines in crucial test – BBC News

The upcoming year up in the sky! (1/16/21 Part 2)

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Its a new year and we’re looking ahead! 2021 in Astronomy! Well, we’re looking up, to be more specific. Dr. Armstrong from the UH Institute for Astronomy is joining us this show! Plan on viewing those meteor showers, full moons, and more ahead of time! The top astronomical events to look forward to in 2021, from ‘supermoons’ to eclipses | The Seattle Times 2021 Astronomical Calendar: Full Moons, Meteor Showers, and Eclipses to Watch for This Year | Travel + Leisure (travelandleisure.com) 2021 astronomy calendar: When to see full moons, planets, eclipses and meteor showers – CNN

Alas, poor Arceibo! I knew it, listeners! (11/21/20 Part 1)

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The Arecibo Observatory is the subject of our first hour! Farewell, Arecibo… First Light was 1963 and its been working away up until recently. Nature has not been kind! We talk about its work and accomplishments! https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-news/damaged-arecibo-telescope-will-be-dismantled/ https://www.ucf.edu/news/arecibo-observatory-telescope-to-be-decommissioned-after-second-cable-break/ https://seti.org/

Rain Rain, Go Away! Space X was launching today! (11/14/20 Part 1)

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  Darn Tropical Storm Eta! Space X Second Manned Launch! We WERE going to be talking about the Space X launch today. We were HOPING to be geeking out about it on air. But nope! Eta had other ideas. But we are not deterred! https://www.space.com/spacex-nasa-delay-crew-1-astronaut-launch http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/ https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2020/10/08/keck-astronomer-nobel-prize/ https://astrobites.org/2020/10/15/the-nobel-prize-in-physics-2020-roger-penrose/ https://www.space.com/34791-first-time-telescope-buyer-guide.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dobsonian_telescope

Its Full of Stars! Hey Dr. Armstrong! (10/31/20 Part 1)

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Our favorite astronomer is back! What are we talking about? OSIRIS REX! Osiris-Rex! https://www.asteroidmission.org/ https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/29/21540873/nasa-osiris-rex-spacecraft-asteroid-sample-bennu-storage-success Also, for the really adventurous out there? We had a caller asking about Linux on Android! Whoo! Now, that said, this is for advanced users who are ready to write off a whole tablet in case things go south. https://beebom.com/install-linux-on-dex/ https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/10/samsung-linux-dex-cancelled https://linuxonandroid.com/ https://hackaday.com/2020/10/07/linux-fu-the-linux-android-convergence/

Its the Summer Mail Show! (8/29/20 Part 1)

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Its time for our Summer Mail Show! And the drawing for our Prize! Summer Viewer Mail – Part 1 We read your mail, answer your questions, and have fun while doing it! And to brag on our local students? Hey, look at this! https://www.khon2.com/local-news/maui-teens-discover-satellite-expected-to-plummet-to-earth-on-saturday/ https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2020/08/28/maui-teens-track-satellite