astronomy

Astronomy
7:47 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Not A Bird Or A Plane – It’s A Comet Named ISON

Comet ISON passed through Virgo earlier this month.
Credit NASA Photo/Aaron Kingery

If you wake up early and the skies are clear this week, a comet named ISON should be visible through binoculars over the southeastern horizon.

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Science & Space
9:00 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Let's Think Big About Space

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Credit Courtesy/Neil deGrasse Tyson Facebook Page

What does the future hold for America’s space program? Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson argues that space exploration is vital for our economy, our security — and our morale. "Audacious visions... have the power to change assumptions about what is possible," he says. In his most recent book, "Space Chronicles," Tyson challenges lawmakers to invest in NASA and once again put a priority on the nation's space program. Neil deGrasse Tyson joins us to talk meteors, aliens and thinking big about exploring the universe.

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Gun Laws
9:00 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Reaction To President Obama's Gun Control Announcement

This Jan. 14, 2103 file photo shows President Barack Obama gesturing as he answers questions from members of the media during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Confronting a deeply divided Congress, President Barack Obama plans to skirt lawmakers and move forward on his own authority with steps to curb the nation’s gun violence. But there’s only so much he can do on his own. Obama will need Capitol Hill for fundamental changes.

    

Just over one month after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama and Vice President Biden are set to announce their plan for action on reducing gun violence. We'll carry the President's remarks live from the White House and hear what Beth Flynn of Washington Ceasefire and Phil Watson of the Second Amendment Foundation have to say about his proposals.

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