Come for the lunar radar analysis concepts, keep for the tales. This week’s Planetary Radio contains a dialog with former director of NASA’s Planetary Science division and retired chief scientist Jim Inexperienced, who shares fascinating concepts from a latest workshop that explored the potential of radio telescopes on the Moon’s farside. He additionally shares anecdotes from his lengthy historical past of house science and NASA service.
The tip of an period marks the start of a brand new one. Planetary Radio’s longtime host and producer Mat Kaplan has introduced his plans to retire this yr after 20 years of sharing house science and exploration together with his listeners. As we rejoice Mat’s many accomplishments all through his profession, we additionally look ahead to the subsequent chapter: we’re now in search of candidates for the place of Planetary Radio host and producer.