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EarthSky 22: New beginnings

On our final EarthSky 22, a word about a powerful new telescope and the coming of spring for the Northern Hemisphere. Song of the week by The Raveonettes.

Lead Producer and Host: Mike Brennan

ES 22 Producers: Deborah Byrd, Emily Howard, Jorge Salazar

Song of the Week:

The Raveonettes’ “Dead Sound”.

ALMA radio dishes. Image Credit: ESO

ALMA radio dishes. Image Credit: ESO

Featured This Week:

The ALMA telescope The ALMA telescope was unveiled this week in the Atacama desert in northern Chile, and it’s the fastest and most powerful Earth-based telescope ever. EarthSky’s Emily Howard and Martha Morales were there in the high desert to cover the inauguration.

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March equinox and new beginnings Skywatching expert Deborah Byrd talks about why the equinox is important to different cultures and what we can look out for on March 20, 2013.

Song: Brazos’ Day Glo

The 100 Year Starship SXSW Interactive presenters Elon Musk (Space X), Jill Tarter (SETI), Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, and Star Trek’s LaVar Burton talk about the future of human space exploration.

Scientist soundbite is … Nobel Laureate physicist Leon Lederman.

Thanks for listening in to this last episode of your 22 minutes of science and music! It’s been a good run, and we thank you.

This week’s musical contributors:

The Black and White Years

Sleep Good

One Hundred Flowers

The Raveonettes

Brazos

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