From landing on Mars to exploring the outer reaches of our solar system, last year saw all sorts of new discoveries in space science. 2019 is set to bring us even more breakthroughs in terms of what we know about the universe around us. Today we welcome back onto the podcast Ben Burress, one of the many on staff astronomers at Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, to discuss with us some of the great discoveries made in 2018, and what is making astronomers excited for 2019.
Upcoming Events
4/22-23 Lyrids Meteor Shower
5/6-7 Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
7/9 Saturn closest to Earth
8/12-13 Perseid Meteor Shower
10/21-22 Orionids Meteor Shower
11/11 Transit of Mercury (Won’t happen again until 2039)

:40 Getting Started
1:48 2018 Discoveries and Achievements
15:38 Mega-Structures in Space
23:26 Curiosity on Mars
27:31 Finding Life on Mars
30:24 China’s Moon Mission
33:35 Sending People to the Moon/ Mars
36:21 Super Blood Wolf Moon
43:01 Other Celestial Events in 2019
48:02 Transit of Mercury
50:41 Omuamua
56:13 Saturn’s Rings
57:49 Spin the Wheel
1:02:07 Pluto’s Planet Status
1:03:45 Chabot Events in 2019
1:07:46 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
1:15:31 2019 Predictions
1:19:09 Wrap up

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