Maine Calling
3:38 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

'Cosmos' and Space

The space shuttle Discovery as seen from the International Space Station on March 7, 2011.
Credit NASA

Few things are more fun, fascinating and educational than gazing into the night sky to see and learn about all that's happening away from the pale blue dot we call home. The success of the re-imagined TV show "Cosmos," starring Neil DeGrasse Tyson, has renewed interest in space, exploration and the science of astronomy. Discuss the latest news from the world of NASA, SETI and the ISS — we'll try and keep acronyms to a minimum, but NASA stands for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, SETI stands for the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence, and the ISS is the International Space Station.

Host Irwin Gratz speaks with: 

  • Neil F. Comins, Ph.D., professor, physics and astronomy, University of Maine, Orono.
  • Edward Gleason, astronomer and manager of the Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine.

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