astronomy http://kalw.org en The Spot 4.10.14 Title TK + 400,000 Stars http://kalw.org/post/spot-41014-title-tk-400000-stars <p>99% Invisible <strong><a href="http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/title-tk/">"Title TK"</a></strong> The name is important.&nbsp;It’s the first thing of any product you use or buy or see. The tip of the spear.&nbsp; Only the names that are most interesting and most pleasant on the tongue can survive in your memory.&nbsp;So it’s no surprise that companies—especially large ones like Sony or Procter &amp; Gamble—hire naming companies.</p><p>The Memory Palace: <strong><a href="http://thememorypalace.us/2014/03/400000-stars/">"400,000 Stars"</a></strong></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:06:40 +0000 Matt Martin 42138 at http://kalw.org The Spot 4.10.14 Title TK + 400,000 Stars Urban Astronomer: A look at the Earth from the Moon http://kalw.org/post/urban-astronomer-look-earth-moon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Paul Salazar, or – as he calls himself on his </span><a href="http://urbanastronomer.blogspot.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">blog</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – the Urban Astronomer recently joined </span>KALW’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ben </span>Trefny<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in studio to talk about what’s up with the universe.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:47:53 +0000 Ben Trefny 42114 at http://kalw.org Urban Astronomer: A look at the Earth from the Moon Today on Your Call: What’s the status of space exploration? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-s-status-space-exploration <p>On today&#39;s Your Call, in light of NASA&rsquo;s historic landing of the $2.5 billion &ldquo;Curiosity&rdquo; rover on Mars, we&rsquo;ll talk about space.&nbsp; A planning group is taking a look at how the agency will continue exploring Mars beyond the missions operating today. Who decides where we explore?&nbsp; What space missions are we NOT hearing about?&nbsp; Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here. What role do you think NASA should play in the future?&nbsp; It&rsquo;s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.</p><p style="margin: 0px; font: 14px Verdana"><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 15156 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What’s the status of space exploration? Fire in the sky: Urban astronomer explains annular eclipse http://kalw.org/post/fire-sky-urban-astronomer-explains-annular-eclipse <p>It&rsquo;s only once a year that you can experience almost complete darkness in the afternoon sky. This Sunday, the Western United States will experience a solar eclipse. But in a special path across Northern California, the moon will be almost fully enclosed by the disc of the sun, creating a &ldquo;Ring of Fire&rdquo; effect. To learn more about the science behind the spectacle &ndash; and another reason to look up later in May &ndash; KALW&#39;s Ben Trefny talked to our local expert, Paul Salazar. Wed, 16 May 2012 20:26:55 +0000 Ben Trefny 10741 at http://kalw.org Fire in the sky: Urban astronomer explains annular eclipse