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Celebrating Astronomy Day with the Giant Magellan Telescope

We salute humankinds long history of stargazing by checking in on what will be our planets largest telescope.–Happy Astronomy Day, October 13, 2018! We salute humankinds long history of stargazing by checking in on what will be our planets largest telescope. Patrick McCarthy is an astronomer and a leader of the Giant Magellan Telescope project. He returns with a report on the instruments status. The MASCOT spacecraft has successfully completed its brief mission at asteroid Ryugu. Emily Lakdawalla provides an overview. And the space trivia contest has returned to Whats Up.

Featured Speakers: GMT Vice President Patrick McCarthy, Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla, Chief Scientist Bruce Betts, Host Mat Kaplan.


This show was broadcast on October 16, 2018.

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