Radio Program | Fact Sheet | Printable version

Air Date: December 31, 1969

 


Cloudy Trip


Sounding Out Dark Energy


Taking a Spin


Snap, Crackle, Glow


Searching With Corot


Peek-A-Boo!


NGC 4438


Hubble Reveals the Heart of the Whirlpool Galaxy


Andromeda Galaxy


Antennae Galaxy


Arecibo Observatory


Mathilde


The Northern Lights


Aurora


Baby Stars


Beta Pictoris


A Cosmic Searchlight


Bubble Nebula


Wide Texas Skies


Historic marker at Buried City


Wolf Creek valley, site of Buried City


Palo Duro Canyon


Largest Caddo Mound


Marking Time


Ancient Burial Site


Digging Into History


Telling Time


Magnetic Secrets


Cartwheel Galaxy


Dropping In


The Cat’s Eye Nebula


Cosmic Background Radiation



Last Rays


Double Rainbow


Crescent Moon


Moments Before Sunset


Handprints


Whirls


Rock Shelter Glyphs


Red Animals


Eileen Thompson


Eileen Thompson


Evening Sky


Comet Ikeya-Zhang


Impact Crater


Hubble Deep Field


Tides


Last Gasps of a Dying Star


Earth


Earth


The Egg Nebula


Solstices and Equinoxes


Eta Carinae


Surface of Europa


Face on Mars


Flaming Nebula


Galileo at Io


Colliding Galaxies


Ganymede


Gaspra


Brown Dwarf


Gamma-Ray Burst


Gamma-Ray Burst


Great Red Spot


Comet Hale-Bopp


Helix Nebula


Helix Nebula


Hobby-Eberly Telescope


Horsehead Nebula


Equinox sunrise from Room One


A pottery fragment at Hot Well


Rows of pebbles atop Hot Well ruins


Pottery sherds at Hot Well


Desert vegetation at Hot Well


Etched Hourglass Nebula


Hubble Space Telescope


Star-eyed Quetzalcoatl mask


Desert flora at Hueco Tanks


Possible Quetzalcoatl mask


Tlaloc, the storm god


Geometric patterns


Geometric patterns


Diamond patterns


The harsh West Texas landscape


A small hueco


Comet Hyakutake


Comet Hyakutake


Io


Volcano on Io


Moon and Companions


The Orion Nebula


Love That Asteroid


A Slice of Time


Moonlighting


A Decade of Hubble


May 5th Planetary Alignment


High Above Down Under


Full of Hot Air


Group Portrait


Not a Good Role Model


Mercury's Evening Appearance


Aiming at a Hot Spot


Twisters in the Lagoon Nebula


....But Not a Drop to Drink


Fearless Foursome Takes Flight


Plotting Summer’s Comet Attractions


Cassiopeia A Supernova


Big Bang Afterglow


Sailing to the Stars


Comet LINEAR Blows Its Top


Volcanic Moon


Double the Run


A Cosmic Searchlight


Beautiful Killer


Amazing Afterglow


Castillo


Volcanoes on Venus


Close Neighbor


Hot Loops


Hot Rocks


Collision Course


Seeing Red


Home Sweet Home


Lovely Leonids


Mysterious Mercury


Hot as a Pistol


Frosty Crater


Pioneer 6


Astronomical Christmas Present


Martian Lakebed?


Cosmic Lagoon


Rubble Rouser


Getting Around


Andromeda Galaxy


Last Look


Luna 9


Bumpy Landing


Them!


One Last Shot


Icy Grave


Shift Change


Edgy Galaxy


Bear's Lodge


End of an Era


Martian Odyssey


Great balls of fire!


Cosmic Rainbows


Red-Eye Special


Morning Star


Still Ticking


Catching a Wave of Gravity


Another Visit


Surveying New Territory


Another Day, Another 16 Sunrises


Light from Darkness


Galactic Web


Creation's Afterglow


Spiral Galaxy M81


Tornado Alley


Mars


Martian Duststorm


Hadley Rille


Hot Cloud


Blowing Off Steam


Torching Solar Systems


William J. McDonald


Utopia


Jovian System


Deep Space Target


Aiming High


Last Hurrah


Martian Devils


Hot Moon


An Odyssey Begins



First Image from Mars Odyssey


Showers of Light


Looking for a Giant


Space Station Shift Change


A Sun-Like Star


Stellar Afterlife


Planet Parade


Pale Planet


Showy Planet


Winter Circle


Last Call


Hot Times in the Milky Way


Twins


Extreme Heat


Volcanic Heritage


American Hero


Starry Web


The Odyssey Begins


Evening Visitor


Back To Work


Streaking Around the Sun


Dusty Days


Our Stellar Neighborhood


On the Plains of Descartes


Tower of Planets


Galactic Slam Dance


Planetary Traffic Jam


Climbing the Ladder


A Melting Cone


Zombie Cannibal Star


Parting Glance


Galactic Pileup


New Arrivals


Comet Connection


Martian Scooter


Hot Eruption


Give It A Whirl


Speedy Thief


The Other Blue Planet


Thrice a Baker's Dozen


Moons of Mars


The Voyage Continues


Still Looking


Dirty Moon


You Say Canali, I Say Canals


Ring Around the Galaxy


High and Bright


Star Veil


Spinning Toward Louisiana


Some Assembly Required


Orbital Upgrade


Working on the Second Score


Icy Lava Lamp


First Glimpse


Martian Landslides


Evidence of a Catastrophe


Colorful Corpse


Colorful Volcanoes


Saturn Shines Bright


Just Horsing Around


Martian Dust Storms


Lensing the Cosmos


Hot Times in the Milky Way


Winter Wonders


Feeling the Heat


Remembering Columbia


Sympathy and Support


A Plethora of Planets


Creation's Afterglow


Ring Around the Galaxy


One Giant or Two?


Vanishing Planet


Kaboom!


Stars All Around


Buzzing the Beehive


Last of the Great Ones


A Slimmed-Down Crew


Galactic Jet Stream


Colorful Turbulence


Martian Dunes


Skylab


Space Pods


Red Rover


Star Bubble


One Up, One to Go


Galactic Jet Set


One Last Look


Hoard of the Rings


Stellar Nursing Home


An Oldie But a Goodie


Galactic Sideswipe


Evening Lineup


High-Altitude Tableau


Magnificent Mars


Mars Closeup


An Ancient Scar


Collision Course


A Moon of a Different Color


Silver Anniversary


Resuming the Race


Triple Threat


Shell Game


A Showy Neighbor


Seeing Red


Zapped Again!


Hot Milky Way


Going Strong


Destination: Venus


First Glimpse


Slipping the Surly Bonds


A Sketchy Comet


A Bumpy Ride


Still Going


Winning Touchdown


Dropping In


The Red Planet


And Now for Something Completely Different...


Getting Ready


Mountain View


Stepping Stone


Two Down, None to Go


Hitting Bedrock


Gone, But Not Forgotten


Planet Blaster


Martian Beads


Star Nursery


Mars Speckles


Martian Waves


Hot Jewels


Layin' Tracks


Saturn Bound


Starting a Long Journey


Hidden Planet?


Solar Burp


Fiery Comet


Leaving the Nest


Homeward Bound


Titanic Preview


High Maintenance


Ready to Rumble


Reporting for Duty


Galactic Bracelet


Creeping Forward


Icy Visitor


On the Edge


Seeing Red


Passing Visitor


Dark Crossing


Almost There


Diving In


First Encounter


First Encounter, Part 2


Hill Climber


Martian Brick Road


Putting on the Brakes


Ringing Success


Banishing the Smog


Glorious Rings


Shadow Play


Target: Jupiter


One Giant Shadow


Creamy Rings


Glittering Galaxies


The Other Blue Planet


Wrinkly Moon


Creamy Crater


Alien Encounter


Last Gasp


Churnin' Charley


Planetary Broom


Elusive Giant


'Muddy' Mars


Little Giant


Big Boomer


Shattered Dreams


Colliding Stellar Nurseries


Violent Beauty


Native Eyes


Just Passing By


An Aging Parent


Those Dirty Rings


Closer and Closer


10 Up, 9 Down


Rings, Rings, Rings


Disappearing Moon


Shadowy Moon


Through the Haze


Another Day, Another Moon


Martian Canyons


Storm Alert!


Wavy Rings


Phabulous Phobos


Surveying Surveyor


Swift Ride


Battered Moon


Moon Maneuvers


Pastel Skies


Planet Rubble


Titan, Ho!


A Magnetic Planet


Packing a Punch


A Bit of Home


Moon and Planets


Catching a Planet?


Titanic Color


Death Star Mimas


Methane Channels


Twilight Colors


Rippled Saturn


Dusty Skies


Distant Cousin


Seeing Spots


Pluto at 75


Follow the Planet


Lighting Up the Galaxy


Cracked Ice


En Pointe


To Boldly See...


Sandy Ripples


Trapeze Artists


Close to a Monster


Cracked Ice Redux


Crackly Storm


Hop on the Bus, Gus


Titanic Discovery


Lunar Impact


Mid-Sized Black Hole


Showy Planet


Noisy Neighbor


Rocket Roll


Pushing Away the Pleiades


Missed Approach


11 + 1 = 3


Rocky Path


Star Bubble


Ready to Fly


Arcing Past Saturn


Ghostly Bubble


First Light


Dune Bug


Full Earth


Strange Meteorite


Cracked Moon


Neighborhood Watch


Distant Pinwheel


Stormy Skies


Free Flyer


Rollin' On


Wavy Skies


15 Sagittae


Jovian Spinners


Star Blotter


Shadow Man


Below the Rim


Cosmic Ripples


Fanning Out


Impact!


Holiday Fireworks


Target: Tempel


Strand of Lights


Triple Feature


Keeping an Eye on the Moon


Comet of the Decade


Mariner, Meet Mariner


Long Time, No See


Howdy, Y'all


Closing Ranks


Perseid Meteors


Twistin' the Day Away


Future Boomer


Space Champ


Dead But Not Buried


Long Time, No See


Birth Throes


Microquasar


Green(ish) Giant


Bright Lineup


King of the Hill


Old Neighbor


Messy Star


Rocky Rendezvous


Olympian Volcano


Destination: Tethys


Spongy Moon


Volcanic Venus


An Even Dozen


Ring of Fire


Distant Beauty


Another Day, Another Moon


Red River Valley


Expressway to Venus


Star Factory


Maximum Mars


Ring Around the Planet


Stormy Skies


Passing the SALT


Voyaging Past Saturn


Distant Nursery


Closing In


Monster Blast


Artistic Encounter


Building with Leftovers


Big Plans


Solar System Pioneer


Craters Galore


Nosy Neighbors


Moon in the Middle


Pinstriped Moon


Catching a (Tiny) Wave


Flaming Crab


Cranky Giant


Dog and Pup Show


Mars Waypoint


Ice Worlds


An Eye on the Helix


Back Home


The Heart of the Matter


Twister!


Moon and Scorpion


A Great Loss


Icy Wonder


Sunny Day


In the Blink of an Eye


Magnetic Buffer


Hazy Skies


10,000 and Counting!


Stellar Swarm


Ghostly Storm


Tiny Planet, Tiny Moons


Seeing the Sights


Look! It's Halley's Comet!


Adding to the Fleet


Giant Discovery


Ring Skipping


Hiding a Black Hole


North Stars


Just Passing By


Watery Mars?


Dark Beauty


Adding Color


First Flight


Starry Skies


Venusian Vortex


Efficient Black Hole


Poof!


Bright Reminder


Saturnian Pas de Deux


StarDate Online is 10!


Subtle Beauty


Bright Spider


Roasting Planet


Smokin' Galaxy


End of the Day


Seeing Yellow


Evening Delights


Home of the Giants


Collision Course?


Psychedelic Gas


Arresting Sight


Climbing the Ladder


Back to Business


Half-Way Point


Spark of Genius


High-Flying Home


Triple the Sunshine


First View


Volcanic Giants


Hot Wheels


Kidnapped?


Rocky Debate


'Photo of the (Last) Century'


Stellar Family


Convergence Zone


Gassy Eruptions


Growing Galaxy


High Moon


Ready for Impact


Rocky Targets


Where No Man Had Gone Before


New View of a Neighbor


Sunny Skies


Longer Days?


Galactic Empire


Passing the Giants


Lunar Swirls


Lighting up the Darkness


Planetary Nursery?


Peek-A-Boo!


Rings, Rings, and More Rings


Shaken, Not Stirring


Frosty Morning


Dirty Devils


Popping Off


Crossing the Sun


Jetting Away from a Black Hole


Cloudy Sky


Star Power


Galactic Fireworks


Bad Neighbor


Cosmic Bauble


Saturnian Swirl


Cosmic Prize


Shooting the Moon


Snack Time


Close Neighbor


Horsin' Around


Happy New Year!


Western Lineup


Bejeweled Planet


Clearing Out the Neighborhood


New Twist on an Old Star


Colorful Cocoon


Sweeping Beauty


Regor, Dnoces, and Navi


Abstract Planet


Nowhere to Hide


Galactic Beauties


Morning View


The Road to Wabar


Last Hurrah


Blast from the Past


Big Blast, Big Universe


Just Passing By


A Passing Glance


Peeking Out the Window


A Big Spot


Saturn's Glorious Rings


All Eyes on the Sun


Kepler's Odd Supernova


Hidden Rings


Watch Your Feet!


Holding Together


From Sea to Shining Sea


When Sunspots Collide


Boxing in the Pole


Spectacular Spiral


Galactic Beauty


Stepping Up to the Plate


Galactic Trainwreck


High Steppin'


Lunar Observatory


Tearing Down a Nursery


Dry Run


Open With a Pair


Exploring an Alien World


What a View!


Squashed Planet


Magnetic Blast


Minnesota Joyride


Galactic Pinwheel


Deep Freeze


Those Pesky (But Beautiful) Rings


Globs of Stars


High Sunset


Sunny Skies


To the Dawn of the Solar System


Big Eruption


Virgo Cluster


Jewels for the Lion


Under the Southern Lights


Western Lineup


Stellar Cyclops


Faster Than a Speeding Galaxy Cluster


Home of the Stars


Mars Bound


Lunar Sunscreen


Galactic Firepower


Quiet Skies


Moon, Jupiter, and Antares


Beautiful in Death


Saturnian Double Feature


Ocean Planet


Faint Rings


Walnut Moon


Close Encounter


Brilliant Discovery


Dusty Skies


Going In


The Space Age


Morning Traffic Jam


Back to the Moon


Looking out the Window


Big Appetite


Red-Dwarf Planet


Red-Hot Planet


Exploding Comet


Cartwheeling Through Space


Mingling Galaxies


Triangular Spiral


Getting Organized


Martian Dust-Up


Morning Glory


Dimming the Light


Speeding Star


Lunar Exit


Future Splendor


Under Attack


Christmas Lights


Magnificent Mars


Glassmaker?


First Meteors


Horseless Charioteer


Thrown for a Loop


First Date


Getting Close


Hidden Face


New Views of Mercury


Saturnian Tableau


Turn on the Lights


Into the Darkness


Galactic Glow


Gassy Star


Seeing Green


Lunar Eclipse


Stellar Nursery


Stellar Lighthouse


Lunar Sunrise


Timebomb


Danger Zone


Cold Shower


Just Passing By


Flip Side


Spinning Star


Bright Blast


Active Sun


Planetary Smackdown


Super Planets


Grand Spiral


Ribbons and Bows


Drizzly Skies


Battered Moon


Beautiful Storms


Shy Centaur


Galactic Embrace


Galaxies Galore


Glowing Galaxies


Sharper View


Crowded Neighborhood


Galactic Giant


Titanic Energy


Big Blast


Icy Landing


Phoenix Descending


First Glimpse


Dropping In


Glob of Stars


Snack Time


Home Base


Digging In


Reversed Polarity


Lunar Target


Moon and Jupiter


Smallest Black Hole?


Getting Hitched


A New Beginning


Summer Days


Quite a Drop


Home of the Whoppers


Heading Out


On the Bubble


Solar Flare


Catty Star


Wrinkled Skin


Dreamland


Fifth Birthday


First Look


Into the Shadow


Venusian Volcano


Sky Diamond


Relentless Beauty


Distant Planet?


Crowning Glory


Fiery Demise


A New Angle


Battle of the Clusters


Pushing the Boundaries


Saturnian Shower


Planetary Broom?


Cracked Ice


Stellar Odd Couple


Going, Going, Gone


Dirty Secrets


Outback Spiders


Jetting Away


Still Going


Good Show


Paying a Call


Hot Bubble


Where No (American) Probe Had Gone Before


Lots of Moonlight


Heart of the Milky Way


Unruly Flock


Ready for the Moon


Mr. Halley's Comet


Hot Pancakes


Stellar Celebration


New Opportunities


Busy Hub


Stormy Skies


Dusty Skies


Boom!


Dog Stars


Go With the Flow


Looking Into the Past


Final Days


Icy Visitor


Planet Hunter


Magnetar


Hanny's Voorwerp


Spotty Planet


Planetary Nursery


Galactic Turmoil


Full Power


Making Tracks


Big Hand for a Little Star


A Big Shiner


Neighbors


Deadly Moon


Unexpected Nursery


Neptunian Discovery


High-Flying Astronomy


Antimatter Hunter


Hubble Bound


Ready for an Upgrade


Good to Go


Last Glance


RS Ophiuchi


Stellar Hide-and-Seek


Rocketplane!


Lunar Sunrise


Back to the Moon


Three in a Row


Settling In


Wide Slice


Hard Labor


Galactic Fireworks


First Glimpse


Colorful Nursery


Alien Adventure


Shooting the Moon


On a Tranquil Sea


Still Standing


Back to the Future?


Jovian Smash-up


Crowded Neighborhood


Planetary Smash-Up


Staring Into Space


Protean Moon


A Wispy Swan


A Big Bang


High Drama


Changing Map


Fly Like an Eagle


High Moon


Hot Galaxy


Hotter Galaxy


Lunar Water


Not-So-Dark Side of the Moon


Martian Waystation


Return Visit


Cool Galaxy


Lighting Up the Darkside


Planetary Roll Call


Veiling the Pleiades


Orionid Meteors


Dusty Skies


Peeking at a Planet


Gamma-Ray Sky


Martian Tattoo


Bursting with Starbirth


Battered Moon


Leonid Meteors


Creation's Glow


Pinpoint Landing


Jovial Family


Mini Us


Too Close for Comfort


Ringing Up New Discoveries


Geminid Meteors


Lining Up Future Discoveries


Festival of Stars


A Moon is Born?


A Hole in Mars


Saturn's Hexagon


First Snapshot


Just Hanging Around


Cold Astronomy


High Lights


A Dose of Magnesium


Bright Encounter


Impact!


Star Nursery


Swooping In


Death Star Moon


(Almost) Just Like Home


Starry Neighbor


'Leaking' Moon


Youthful Oldies


Beautiful Triplets


Peek-A-Boo Moon


Martian 'Canali'


Cold Fingers


Golden Beacon


Scars of Apollo


Dust Storm


Planetary Tail


Turning On, Tuning In


Busy Sky


Loopy Sun


Homey Star System


Not-So-Mighty Hercules


Hidden Orion


Look! It's Halley's Comet!


Big Family


Zapping the Sky


War of the Worlds?


Starbirth Factories


Colorful Aftermath


Big Blue Planet


Rings and Moons


Close Moon


Grand Galaxy


Dusky Skies


Breath of Life


Western Lineup


Just Passing By


A Little of Everything


Still Going?


Dusty Skies


Stellar Sculptors


Cosmic Bullets


Big (Foot) Lake


Flying Saucers!


Jumping Through Hoops


Heavy Lifting


Galactic Beauty


Busy Black Hole


Two Moons Rising


Getting Around


Coronal Mass Ejection


Jupiter


Keck Telescopes


Kuiper Belt


Lagoon Nebula


Biggest and Brightest


Leonids Meteor Shower


The Local Group


Water on the Moon


Lunar Prospector


M100


M33


Radio Waves from M81


M82


Mars


Olympus Mons


Mars meteorite ALH 84001


Mars Meteorite 2


Mars Sample


Martian Sunset


Eclipse - February 26, 1998


Hodge 301 in the Tarantula Nebula


SOHO Detects Source of Solar Wind


McDonald Observatory


Comanches Giving Arrows


Mercury


Mercury


Mercury


Mir


Tycho Crater


Earth and the Moon


The Moon


Neptune


Neptune


Neptune


Neutron Star


NGC 253


NCG 4314


NGC 7027


Next Generation Space Telescope


Reaching New Horizons


Nova


Orion Nebula


Tools of the Trade


'Shielding' the Sun


Leapin' Lizards!


Ancient images


Paint Rock imagery


Boating Trip?


Starry Lineup


Hawk-eyed Sentries


Catching the Summer Sun?


Pathfinder’s Landing


Lunar Phases


Phobos


The Pleaides


Pluto


Elongations and Conjunctions


Pole Stars Past, Present, and Future


Ring Nebula


Saturn


Saturn’s Aurorae


Saturn


Saturn’s Rings


Galaxy Shapes


Shuttle and Mir


Supernova 1987A


Supernova 1987A


The Sun


Sojourner on Mars


Sojourner on Mars


Planetary Nebula IC 418


Stingray Nebula


The Sun


The Sun


Sunspot


The Sun


Sunspot


The Sun’s Place in the Milky Way


Supernova Layers


Trifid Nebula, M20


Triton


Uranus System


Uranus and Miranda


Uranus


Venusian Surface


Venus


Venus


Venus


Vinegar in Space


Virgo Supercluster


Red Giant Planet

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