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Sky Crew: Missions to Venus, Space Junk & UFOs

Low Earth orbit is the region of space within 2,000 km of the Earth's surface. It is the most concentrated area for orbital debris.

 Our Sky Crew returns for a send-off for Laura Knoy’s last show as Exchange host. The Sky Crew will be at their telescopes in the wee hours prior to the show checking out the partial solar eclipse visible in our area. We discuss the goals of NASA’s newly-announced missions to our nearest planetary neighbor, Venus, the growing problem of space junk, and what to think about UFOs.

Airdate: Thursday, June 10, 2021


  •  Mal Cameron -  former astronomy and space educator at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
  • John Gianforte - Director at the UNH Observatory, Extension Associate Professor of Space Science Education and Youth & Family State Specialist.
  • Nicole Gugliucci - assistant professor of Physics and Astronomy at Saint Anselm College. 

A photo of the solar eclipse from the UNH Observatory by John Gianforte.

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