Astronomical Phenomenon
9:00 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Dance Of The Planets, SuperFly Films, And War's Aftermath

Dance Of The Planets
If you’ve looked up to the night sky lately you might have noticed the three brightest planets in our solar system, Venus, Jupiter and Mercury, orbiting close to each other. If not, this might be your last chance for a while to see “The Dance of Planets.” UW astronomy lecturer Toby Smith explains to us why the rotation of planets is significant and what other astronomical phenomenon we can watch for this year.

Art Of Our City
SuperFly Film making at the Seattle International Film Festival is a program that pairs up adult mentors with school-aged aspiring filmmakers. Many local filmmakers say the program helped launch their careers.  This year’s crop of young filmmakers will screen their work on Saturday evening. Find out how 12-year-old Solomon and his mentor BC Campbell worked together.

The Mission Is Never Over
Ten years ago on May 1, 2003, President George W. Bush declared major combat over in Iraq. That wasn’t accurate and according to Captain Ed Hrivnak, retired Air Force Flight Nurse, the announcement had a deep seated psychological impact on the troops serving. Hrivnak has written "Wounded," a book based on the journal he kept while caring for wounded servicemen at the start of the invasion of Iraq.

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