EarthSky 22: Solstice

Sending humans to Mars, Werewolf Syndrome, and the June solstice…wow, this one’s a good one! Your 22 minutes of science and music.

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

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

This week’s lineup:

Why go to Mars? Jorge Salazar poses this question to Robert Zubrin. He’s the president and founder of The Mars Society, whose more than 4,000 members promote the human exploration and settlement of our neighboring planet Mars.

Global Night Sky with Deborah Byrd. Deborah talks about the June solstice, and what it means to people around the globe. It comes at 17:16 UTC on June 21.

Image Credit: wikimedia

Weird Science Ryan Britton talks about Hypertrichosis, or ‘Werewolf Syndrome‘. Scientists studying Hypertrichosis have made some recent discoveries that may help people with unwanted hair loss.

Climate change and cities. Beth Lebwohl speaks with Cynthia Rosenzweig, of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. She’s co-editor of a new report on climate change and cities – released in June of 2011

This week’s musical contributors:

Ocote Soul Sounds

The Black and White Years

One Hundred Flowers

Sleep Good

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