EarthSky 22: The sunspot cycle

Is the sun slowing down? Plus more global science and local music from Austin, TX on this week’s 22.

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

Sunspots. Image Credit: NASA

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

This week’s lineup:

The sunspot cycle: Jorge Salazar speaks with Dr. Frank Hill, associate director of the U.S. National Solar Observatory’s Solar Synoptic Network about predicting future solar activity.

Saving wild tigers: Beth Lebwohl speaks with John Seidensticker on saving wild tigers

Image Credit: Koshyk

Weird Science: Ryan Britton on bacteria that can make you smarter

The science of illusions: Jorge Salazar speaks with evolutionary neurobiologist Mark Changizi, who says that recent research overturns everything we thought we knew about vision.

This week’s musical contributors:

Ocote Soul Sounds

Quiet Company

The Black and White Years

One Hundred Flowers

EarthSky 22