EarthSky 22: See the Dog Star

How you can spot legendary Dog Star, Sirius. Song of week Dana Falconberry’s “Lake Charlevoix” off new full-length album Leelanau. Plus true polar wander. Science. Music. All for you!

Lead Producer and Host: Mike Brennan

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

Science news of the week:

Enough water vapor to fill Earth’s oceans more than 2,000 times over, in a gas and dust cloud that is on the verge of collapsing into a new sunlike star.

Geomagnetic storm on October 8-9, 2012 created beautiful auroras at northerly latitudes.

Thousand-year-old Buddhist statue now believed to have been carved from a meteorite.

A 100-million-year-old spider attack, caught in amber and frozen in time.

Aurora of October 8-9, 2012 as photographed by EarthSky Facebook friend Paul Nilsen in Norway. Thank you, Paul.

See the three medium-bright stars at the center of the constellation Orion? Those three stars are Orion’s Belt, and they always point to Sirius, the Dog Star.

Song of the week:

Dana Falconberry‘s “Lake Charlevoix” off her new full-length album Leelanau.

This week’s featured stories:

Sirius: See the Dog Star Jorge Salazar and Deborah Byrd talk about how you can spot the legendary Dog Star, Sirius.

Language Room‘s “Skin & Heart & Lungs” from their 2012 EP of the same name.

True Polar Wander Deborah and Jorge step back in, for a discussion of a new theory about the shifting of the Earth’s crust.

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

This week’s musical contributors:

Dana Falconberry

Sleep Good

The Black and White Years

Language Room

One Hundred Flowers

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