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EarthSky // Press Released Jul 02, 2012

EarthSky video schedule on Galavision’s Détras del Saber summer 2012

New EarthSky en Español video segments – featuring scientists from across the U.S. – premiere July 2 through July 25, 2012 on Galavisión (USA), an American Spanish-language television channel owned by Univision Communications, Inc. These videos are made possible by a grant to EarthSky from the National Science Foundation.

The two- to three-minute EarthSky en Español videos are being broadcast on the popular program Detrás del Saber at 8:30 p.m. Central Standard Time, and with multiple broadcast times thereafter in 2012.

Galavision is a premium cable offering, and is also available on satellite: DirecTV channel 404 and Dish Network channel 273 and 833.

Visit EarthSky en Español online

If you want to see specific segments, their release dates are as follows:

July 2, 2012
Are solar storms dangerous?
Storms on the sun release charged particles that can travel up to several million miles per hour and sometimes strikes Earth. Is this dangerous? Features interview with astronomer Augusto Carballido of the University of Texas at Austin.

July 4, 2012
Will Betelgeuse become our second sun?
Someday, the star Betelgeuse will run out of fuel, collapse under its own weight, and then rebound in a spectacular supernova explosion. According to astronomer Ivan Ramirez of the University of Texas at Austin, this will certainly happen… but probably not soon.

July 9, 2012
DDT and the Aplomado Falcon
Populations of pelicans, falcons and eagles are recovering again after widespread use of the pesticide DDT in U.S. agriculture after World War II. Dr. Miguel Ángel Mora explains the science behind the decline and recovery of these birds.

July 11, 2012
A star is born
Yale astronomer Hector Arce describes how stars form from vast, rotating clouds of gas.

July 16, 2012
Sky Islands
Sky Islands – it’s what ecologists, such as Adrian Quijada-Mascareñas of the University of Arizona, call a unique mountaintop ecosystem that straddles southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. How will Earth’s changing climate affect these special sky island worlds and the unique wildlife they host?

July 18, 2012
Frogs as Bioindicators
The tiny coqui tiny frog in Puerto Rico could hold important clues to how climate change will impact flora and fauna worldwide. Interview with Kelly Zamudio, evolutionary biologist at Cornell University.

July 23, 2012
Animal behavior informs medical breakthroughs
Dr. Eloy Rodriguez of Cornell University studies how wild animals use plants to cure themselves of illness. Studying animal medicine can help investigators find remedies for human diseases.

July 23, 2012
What did meteorites bring to the Earth?
Some of what we value most on Earth – gold, water, even life itself – likely came from space. Augusto Carballido, astronomer with the University of Texas at Austin explains.

7/23/2012
Where are the hottest places on Earth?
“Where’s the hottest place on Earth” is a contentious issue. Some contenders: Iran’s Lut Desert, China’s Turpan Basin and the badlands in Queensland, Australia.

July 25, 2012
What causes the Aurora Borealis?
Those who live at or visit high northern latitudes might at times experience colored lights shimmering across the night sky, known as the aurora borealis. What causes these lights to appear? Feature interview with astronomer Augusto Carballido of the University of Texas at Austin explains.

July 25, 2012
Why do fireflies light up?
Next time you see a firefly, keep in mind that its flickering isn’t just a wonder of the night. It’s also a unique, and sometimes deadly, language of love. Zoologist Sofia Rodriguez of the University of Texas at Austin explains.