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Mat Kaplan

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  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent

Recent Pieces from Mat Kaplan

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Canada Rises…And So Does the Sun (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Canada has a new Space Advisory Board, and the Planetary Society’s Kate Howells is a member. Mat Kaplan also talks with Jeff Kuhn and Thomas Rimmele, two of the scientists ...
Caption: California Congressman Adam Schiff 	, Credit: Adam Schiff

The Honorable Adam Schiff—Another Congressional Space Enthusiast (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

They may disagree about nearly every other issue, but many Republican and Democratic congressional representatives find common ground where there is no ground—in space. Adam ...
Caption: Andy Weir’s Artemis is the new novel set in a city on the Moon. , Credit: Crown Publishing

Andy Weir’s New Novel Puts a City on the Moon (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

The author of #1 bestseller The Martian is back with Artemis, a superbly-researched, rollicking adventure in the first city on the Moon. You might win a copy of the book in ...
Caption: This beautiful view of the Lagoon Nebula was acquired in May–June 2015.  It’s about 55 light years wide, and is just over 4,000 light years from our solar system., Credit: Adam Block / Mount Lemmon SkyCenter / University of Arizona

André Bormanis and Emily Lakdawalla on Life, the Universe and Everything (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Join us for a wide-ranging, salon-style conversation about space exploration, science, art and more. Mat’s guests are astronomer, television producer/writer and former Star ...
Caption: The National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s Very Large Array in New Mexico, Credit: National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Searching for ET With Pete Worden (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Are we alone? The nearly sixty-year effort to answer that question has gotten a big boost from the Breakthrough Initiatives, funded by Yuri Milner and led by former NASA Ames ...
Caption: Night image of Italy from space, Credit: NASA/GSFC

Pamela Gay and the Image Detective (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Astronomer Pamela Gay is probably best known as co-host of the Astronomy Cast podcast, but she is also Principal Investigator for the CosmoQuest virtual research facility. ...
Caption: Occator Crater on dwarf planet Ceres, with its now less mysterious bright spots or areas., Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA/PSI

Dawn: Ten Years of Exploration (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Dawn Mission Director and Chief Engineer Marc Rayman helps us salute the ion-engine powered spacecraft that first orbited asteroid Vesta in the main asteroid belt and then ...
Caption: IAC 2017 CEO and former Space Industry Association of Australia Chair Brett Biddington, Credit: IAC/IAF

Australia Gets Serious About Space (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

The Australian government announced that it would create a national space agency at the 68th annual International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide. We’ll talk with IAC ...
Caption: Artist concept of the Cassini spacecraft struggling to keep its antenna pointed at Earth in the moments before it burns up in Saturn's atmosphere., Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Celebrating Cassini…Live! (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

More than 1,100 fans of the just-completed 20-year mission to Saturn joined us for a live tribute. The Planetary Society’s Mat Kaplan and KPCC Science Reporter Jacob Margolis ...
Caption: NASA's flashy Cassini Grand Finale poster!, Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Long Live Cassini! (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Join us at JPL and Caltech on the bittersweet morning the Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn. We’ll hear from several of the mission’s leaders, including John Grunsfeld, ...