Astronomy in Popular Culture

Radio Programs

Tau Ceti De-populating a popular star system Wednesday, October 14, 2015
51 Pegasi A puffy planet gets some attention Monday, October 12, 2015
Lammas Splitting the difference on the calendar Saturday, August 1, 2015
Twin Monsters Giving life to a classic story Sunday, April 5, 2015
Moon and Jupiter “Warping” the heart of a planet Monday, February 2, 2015
Moon and Mars Flickering images of a famous world Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Edwin Hubble A memento of a college basketball star Thursday, November 20, 2014
New Names Spicing up the names of distant worlds Monday, October 20, 2014
Moon and Planets Profiling undiscovered moons Sunday, September 28, 2014
Space Fair A world’s fair for the Space Age Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Canopus Navigating by a special star Monday, January 20, 2014
Star Songs Tuning in to the stars Friday, December 20, 2013
Super Origins A refugee from the planet Krypton Saturday, December 14, 2013
William Herschel A musical intro for a noted astronomer Thursday, November 14, 2013
War of the Worlds An attack from Mars Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Maximilian Wolf Snapping pictures of the night sky Saturday, June 22, 2013
Moon and Antares An inspiring stellar giant Friday, June 21, 2013
Venus and Mercury Artists land on another world Monday, June 17, 2013
Older Vega A well-known star gets older Thursday, June 13, 2013
Model Cosmos Taking the measure of the solar system Friday, May 3, 2013
Time and Navigation A helpful device for seeing the world Thursday, April 11, 2013
Grand Sky A “grand” view of the night sky Saturday, February 2, 2013
Moon Rising Inspiration from the rising Moon Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Altairian Planets A star that gets a lot of attention Thursday, July 12, 2012
Moon and Planets III Artistry on a planetary scale Sunday, February 26, 2012
The Art of Science Impressions of a space program Monday, May 30, 2011

Featured Images

Depiction of National Ignition Facility probing the interior of a giant planet
Into Darkness Monday, February 2, 2015
Cassini close-up of Saturn's clouds
Impressions of a Planet Thursday, December 18, 2014
Postcard of the historic Elgin Watch Company Observatory in Illinois
Star Time Saturday, October 25, 2014
Views from the 1964 World's Fair
Space Fair Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Superman's back story may have been inspired by an exploding star
Exploding Stars Saturday, December 14, 2013
The life and times of William Herschel
Stellar Musician Thursday, November 14, 2013
MESSENGER view of crater Degas on Mercury
Painting a Planet Monday, June 17, 2013
The starry ceiling of Grand Central Terminal
Grand Sky Saturday, February 2, 2013
Solar eclipse of August 19, 1887, from near Berlin
Fire in the Sky Saturday, August 18, 2012
Altair is one of the three planets of the Summer Triangle
Flying Eagle Thursday, July 12, 2012
Artist's concept of the Kepler-35 system, with a giant planet orbiting two stars
Seeing Double Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Voyager mission enhanced-color image of Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Planetary Impressionism Sunday, February 26, 2012
A painting by Andrew Wyeth depicts preparations for a Gemini launch in the 1960s
Ready for Liftoff Monday, May 30, 2011


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