EarthSky 22: Hunter’s Moon, Halloween and the Ghoul Star

Lead Producer and Host: Mike Brennan

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

Image Credit: Peter Rodney

Science news of the week:

A new genus of fern named after Lady Gaga

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft tracked a rare massive storm on Saturn

Six scientists in Italy convicted on manslaughter charges for failing to predict a 2009 earthquake

Cutting food waste in half could help to feed a billion people and save natural resources

Song of the week:

Danny Malone‘s “Spiderlegs” off his upcoming full-length album Balloons.

The Ghoul Star in the constellation Perseus is ascending in the northeast in mid-evening now.

This week’s featured stories:

Hunter’s Moon, Halloween and the Ghoul Star Deborah Byrd and Michael Brennan talk about the tonight’s Hunter’s moon, and a star to look for this Halloween.

Jazz Mill‘s “Little Baby”

Scientists convicted of manslaughter Deborah and Michael talk about the recent conviction of six scientists and one government official in Italy found guilty of failing to alert the public of a deadly earthquake in 2009.

Thanks for listening in to your 22 minutes of science and music!

This week’s musical contributors:

Danny Malone

Sleep Good

The Black and White Years

Jazz Mills

One Hundred Flowers

October 29, 2012

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