Sky Power Blog Post #4 – BOO Moon! Trick or Treat?

Halloween, the BOO! (Blue) Moon, the Sun & those Bright Dots in the Sky . . . Halloween is one of four “cross-quarter days” of the year:  approximately mid-way between an equinox and a solstice.  (Imagine the solstices as 12 and 6 — December and June — on a clock face.  Then the equinoxes are • Read More »


Universe: The Greatest Astronomical Discovery of All Time

https://media.blubrry.com/planet_watch_radio/p/content.blubrry.com/planet_watch_radio/MartinGaskell10-8-17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:00 — 49.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | RSS | MoreAstrophysicist Martin Gaskell discusses—at virtually the same time as its publication to the word—what has been called the “greatest astronomical discovery of all time.” The conversation ranges from science to • Read More »



Sky Power Blog Post #2—The “SLANTY RAYS” are HERE again !

Normally (since early post-college days still living back east), I’d typically just suddenly notice this right around August 11 (Perseid meteor time!), but as I get older it’s “hitting” me sooner, it seems. These “slanty rays” seem to be somehow related to a long-term biorhythmic thing, where a combination of time-of-day and angle-of-sunlight registers as a rather direct perception of time-of-year.  … ( + Only • Read More »


Sky Power Blog Post #1 — Summer Solstice 2020

Post #1 — Summer Solstice 2020 We could all use a little “cosmic relief” now and then — especially these days!  … So, here‘s some for you.  ….. TODAY (Sat.,6/20), at 2:44 PM Pacific Daylight Time — our hero “Mr. Sun” will be directly overhead for some lucky fish (or maybe boat) in the ocean • Read More »


Salmon: Restoring an Endangered Species

https://media.blubrry.com/planet_watch_radio/p/content.blubrry.com/planet_watch_radio/MBSTP.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:00 — 49.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | RSS | MoreMonterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project Executive Director Ben Harris talks about the importance of salmonids—salmon and trout— in maintaining the ecological health of ocean and land. Harris explains how • Read More »


Young Voices for the Planet: Youth Lead Fight Against Climate Change

https://media.blubrry.com/planet_watch_radio/p/content.blubrry.com/planet_watch_radio/LynnCherry.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:00 — 49.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | RSS | MoreOn this episode of Planet Watch, an inspiring and uplifting interview with Lynne Cherry, the originator, producer and director of  Young Voices for the Planet films. Lynne talks about her current • Read More »


Nuclear Winter & Ozone Hole Recovery with Atmospheric Scientist Dr. Brian Toon-PW095

https://media.blubrry.com/planet_watch_radio/p/content.blubrry.com/planet_watch_radio/BrianToon.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:00 — 49.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | RSS | MoreNuclear Winter, first described by Drs. Brian Toon, Rich Turco, Tom Ackerman, James Pollack, and Carl Sagan (“TTAPS”)   equates the plume of smoke from a comet impact that covered Earth causing • Read More »


Life on Mars? Explorations of a SETI Planetary Scientist-PPW093

https://media.blubrry.com/planet_watch_radio/p/content.blubrry.com/planet_watch_radio/MarsJRStoke.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:00 — 49.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | RSS | MoreLife on Mars? Dr. Jr. R. Skok of the SETI Institute discusses Current and Upcoming Exploration and Research on MARS Dr. Skok, explorer and planetary scientist with SETI, earned his • Read More »


Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change  (IPCC) 2018 -PW092

https://media.blubrry.com/planet_watch_radio/p/content.blubrry.com/planet_watch_radio/IPCC2018.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:00 — 49.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | RSS | MoreThe UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change  (IPCC) 2018 predicts far more dire and rapidly escalating consequences of Climate Change than any IPCC analysis thus far, and calls for a • Read More »