Episode 202: Model Styrofoam Planets on the Ceiling or in Space?

In this first round-table discussion of 2010, we discuss a large amount of topics going around in the short time that the new year has been with us. We discuss Charlie Bolden’s speech at the AAS, and that’s not meant as a dirty word, that is the American Astronomical Society. We also talk about the launch of STS-130 which probably won’t be February 7th anymore. We then lead in to the possibility of the shuttle not finishing its flights by December 2010 and Spirit’s Martian woes as it celebrates its 7th birthday stuck on a rock. We then discuss Kepler’s findings of 5 exoplanets in its 6 weeks of operation and a patch contest to commemorate the shuttle program.

For the information discussed in the podcast relating to the patch contest, check out the link on collectSPACE and you can vote for your favorite. Also, be sure to check out the new Young Astronomers website at http://ya.astroleague.org

Host this week: Sawyer Rosenstein.  Panel Members: Gina Herlihy, Gene Mikulka, and Mark Ratterman.

Show Recorded - Sundayday, 1/10/2010