EarthSky 22: Games, jumping Frenchmen, Earth’s water, meteors

Lyrid meteor shower late night April 22 to predawn April 23, 2011. Fist-shaking at moon encouraged. Info on shower this week on EarthSky 22 – your science and music show from Austin, Texas.

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

ES 22 Producers: Deborah Byrd, Beth Lebwohl, Ryan Britton, Emily Howard

This week’s lineup:

Games. Alan Gershenfeld, Founder and President of E-LINE Media speaks with EarthSky’s Jorge Salazar at the AMD Game On! event in Austin about how video games can also be used as educational tools.

Game On! Image Credit: E. E. Piphanies

Weird Science: Jumping Frenchmen. Ryan Britton reports.

Water. Beth Lebwohl talks with Charles Fishman, author of Big Thirst.

Global Night Sky: meteors. Skywatcher Deborah Byrd talks about this year’s Lyrid meteor showers and the ushering in of a another meteor season.

This week’s musical contributors:

Tenements

The Black and White Years

One Hundred Flowers

Sleep Good

See that teeny streak? That’s the meteor! The rest are ‘star trails’ created by in a long-exposure photo of the night sky, looking north toward the North Star.

EarthSky 22