EarthSky 22 Minutes: October 15, 2010

You wanted longer. We give you longer. EarthSky is 22 minutes long now, once each week. Come on in, and check it … and tell us your thoughts.

Here’s the full lineup for this week’s 22-minute EarthSky.

Host: Jorge Salazar (in hat, top of page)
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan
Producer: Eddie Campos

Music: The Black and White Years, “Up”

Science Interview: (Emily Howard reporting) Astronomer Steven Vogt talks about Gliese 581g, a possibly habitable planet, 20 light-years away, announced in late September 2010. Emily reports that, although other scientists have not yet confirmed its existence, Dr. Vogt is still confident it exists. Road trip!

(EarthSky team members at right Mike Brennan, Emily Howard, Beth Lebwohl and Lindsay Patterson)

Music: The Story Of, “Calm the Forgotten Stars”

Science Interview: (Lindsay Patterson reporting) Mark Eakin on warm oceans causing worldwide coral bleaching in 2010

Music: The Unbearables, “Track 12”

Weird Science on the Internet: (Ryan Britton reporting) Are cockroach brains a natural antibiotic?

Music: The Georgian Company, “Used to Sing”

Global Night Sky: (Deborah Byrd reporting) In the northern hemisphere, October is a great month in which to begin looking for the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest large spiral galaxy to our Milky Way. From the southern hemisphere, you can spot the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds.

Music: The Story Of, “Calm the Forgotten Stars”

Science Interview: (Jorge Salazar reporting) Claire Parkinson: Manipulating Earth’s climate with technology

Music: My Education, “Peasant Song”

Science Interview: (Lindsay Patterson reporting) Julia Clarke: Penguin ancestors didn’t wear black and white

Music: The Unbearables, “Track 12”

Science Interview: (Jorge Salazar reporting): Brian Malow on what’s so funny about science?

Music: The Black and White Years, “Up”

Our lead producer Mike Brennan, at left, burned the midnight oil to make this first 22-minute EarthSky possible. Thank you Mike! XO

EarthSky is a clear voice for science. Woot!

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