Mike Murray from the Delta College Planetarium takes a look at what's up in the night sky. Things are happening all the time in the backyard universe, and many of them don't require a telescope to see and enjoy.
John Augustine reviews biographies and recounts the lives of the people featured in them. From Delta College Public Radio.
Do you have questions about space, time and the nature of the universe? Join Aurelian Balan, Delta College associate professor of physics, as he uses astronomy and physics to help answer your questions while diving into some amazing topics.
Jeff Kart, a.k.a. "Mr. Great Lakes," hosts Delta College Public Radio's weekly look at environmental issues.
Movie House is a weekly feature about new films, old favorites, the movie industry, and the movie-going experience. In each episode, Delta College English instructor Mark Brown gives insight into the art, craft, and business of the movies.
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My relationship with the Knives Out films has been a rollercoaster, so when the sequel came out, I kept my expectations low just to see what would happen.Delta College Public Radio által
The February Full Moon is often times called the Snow Moon because of the heavy snowfall typical in this month. But it’s also been referred to as the Hunger Moon or Bone Moon by Native Americans because of the lack of food.Delta College Public Radio által
Three Lake Huron coast properties are now permanently protected, the EPA is cracking down on soot, and Consumers Energy rates are rising, but so are solar and electric vehicle programs.Delta College Public Radio által
Earth orbits the Sun in the habitable zone – a place where liquid water can exist in great quantities on our surface. But how would things change if Earth revolved around two suns, and do we know of any real-life planets that orbit more than one star?Delta College Public Radio által
How could the famously enlightened city of Athens execute one of its most outstanding citizens? A reporter covers a trial held 2,400 years ago in this book.Delta College Public Radio által
You might have heard that there's a big green comet coming our way. But how bright is it really going to get?Delta College Public Radio által
Switching from a gas vehicle to an electric one would benefit 9 out of 10 American households. Michigan has released new fish consumption guidelines for rainbow smelt and carp from seven lakes around the state.Delta College Public Radio által
After 13 years, how does the Avatar sequel stack up to the visually groundbreaking original?Delta College Public Radio által
As the planets slowly move among the stars, sometimes they appear close to each other in the sky – a meetup called a conjunction. The planets Venus and Saturn will be in just such a conjunction on January 23rd.Delta College Public Radio által
How ready is Bay County for climate change, an energy storage manufacturer is raising $50 million to scale up production in Clare County, and a draft plan for Michigan state parks needs feedback.Delta College Public Radio által
Today's review covers the second half of Walt Disney's career, following up on the success of Mickey Mouse and Snow White.Delta College Public Radio által
About two hours after sunset, look halfway up the eastern sky for two bright stars that are relatively close to one another. These are Pollux and Castor, the heads of Gemini the Twins.Delta College Public Radio által
The Lake Huron Coastal Preserve is now open near Tawas City, there are increased walleye fishing opportunities in Saginaw Bay, and find out where Michigan ranks in lightning events in the U.S.Delta College Public Radio által
Federal regulators may finalize new rules to prepare the electric grid for climate change in the coming year and upcoming webinars let you know what organizations are doing to combat invasive species.Delta College Public Radio által
Every year on or about January 4, the Earth reaches perihelion, its closest point to the sun in its elliptical orbit. Does that have any effect on the seasons?Delta College Public Radio által
Ushering in the new year is one of the best known constellations of all, Orion the Hunter.Delta College Public Radio által
Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn have been prominent targets for months, but now Venus and Mercury will join them as they reappear low in the southwest shortly after sunset during twilight.Delta College Public Radio által
A century ago you could see many bizarre sideshows on the boardwalk at Coney Island. But one of these was not an act, but a system that saved thousands of premature babies.Delta College Public Radio által
I've never particularly cared for mountain climbing, but I am a sucker for great animation and independent films.Delta College Public Radio által
Have you ever noticed how the siren of an ambulance sounds higher in pitch when it’s approaching, and lower when it’s driving away from you? That shift in pitch is related to the Doppler effect – an observed change in the length of a wave due to relative motion between the source and the observer.Delta College Public Radio által
One of the best meteor showers of the year comes to a peak on the evening of December 13 and 14. Known as the Geminid Meteor Shower, it rivals the famous Perseids in August in numbers and brightness.Delta College Public Radio által
Super hero movies function best as metaphors that explore something authentic about us as people. The sequel to Black Panther mourns the first film's star, Chadwick Boseman, while continuing to deal with real world issues in a fictional world.Delta College Public Radio által
Bay City is the latest community to take the Lake Huron Forever pledge. Dow and Waste Management are piloted a program to recycle plastic film. A new online portal for the Michigan Green Schools program is live.Delta College Public Radio által
In September of 2022 NASA conducted the world’s first planetary defense technology demonstration. NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test demonstrated asteroid deflection by changing an asteroid’s motion in space through kinetic impact.Delta College Public Radio által
A full moon might be the worst time to see details on the lunar surface due to the lack of shadows, but it’s the best time to see what are called “ray structures.”Delta College Public Radio által
Most of the time, Mars is just a faint star that looks like an unremarkable orange dot in a telescope. But every 26 months, the Red Planet swings in for a close approach to Earth, making it ideal for observing.Delta College Public Radio által
The holidays are one of the most popular times of year for buying a telescope. So what's the best one to look for? There is no one perfect telescope for everyone.Delta College Public Radio által
Look low the east after dark and you should see a pretty little cluster of stars. Its shape might remind you of a miniature Little Dipper, but it’s actually the famous Pleiades star cluster.Delta College Public Radio által
A conservation group is among those pushing for federal funding to fight algal blooms in Saginaw Bay. The state has won an award for a project to bring renewable energy to Michigan properties. Get ready for a wet winter, according to the latest outlook from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.…
The Autumn nights give us cooler, drier air which is ideal for observing the deep sky. Combine that with a moonless night, and it’s the best time of year to look for the Great Andromeda Galaxy.Delta College Public Radio által
This month, the Full Frost Moon on November 8 coincides with a Total Lunar Eclipse. This is when the Moon passes through the Earth’s shadow, giving it an eerie reddish glow because of the colors that pass through the Earth’s atmosphere. This is why a total lunar eclipse is also sometimes called “The Blood Moon.”…
Bay, Gladwin, and Midland are among the counties in a state public land review. You can save on heating costs this winter through a state weatherization program. A federal research lab is sharing highlights from monitoring the Great Lakes this year.Delta College Public Radio által
My favorite fiction film from this year's Hell's Half Mile Film Festival was 2021's Poser, about a young woman on the fringes of the Columbus, OH art scene.Delta College Public Radio által
Each season has a notable constellation or group of stars that can serve as a guidepost to that part of the sky. In summer it’s common to use The Summer Triangle, but in autumn we have “The Great Square of Pegasus.”Delta College Public Radio által
Each year in late October, our planet crosses the orbit of Halley’s Comet, sweeping up millions of little bits of ice and dust to create the Orionid Meteor Shower.Delta College Public Radio által
"If you want to write about humanity, write about a human." This principle is demonstrated perfectly in this documentary focusing on filmmaker David Siev and his family during quarantine.Delta College Public Radio által
Almost half of all U.S. households are now using LED bulbs. Michigan has committed to reducing energy use in state buildings. Thumb Brewery is among those participating in OktoberForest.Delta College Public Radio által
At twilight, look high in the northeast for a group of bright stars that resembles a big “W” sitting on its end. This is the constellation of Cassiopeia the Queen.Delta College Public Radio által
Michigan's environmental agency is seeking input on where to focus its water monitoring efforts. A Michigan environmental group says the state needs to do more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Fall color is on display this week in northern Michigan.Delta College Public Radio által
My wife and I spent to the last weekend of September in Bay City attending the 16th annual Hell's Half Mile Film and Music Festival.Delta College Public Radio által
Two different takes on the Lance Armstrong story: the 2014 documentary "Stop at Nothing" and the 2015 drama "The Program."Delta College Public Radio által
There are four fundamental forces that govern every interaction that happens in the universe and the strong nuclear force is responsible for keeping the nucleus of an atom together.Delta College Public Radio által
Never before in Earth’s history have we seen such a dramatic increase in the number of artificial satellites, and potential future debris, in orbit around the planet.Delta College Public Radio által
Even though the nights are cooling down, throw on that coat and grab your binoculars for a look at the Moon! This is a good time to see the dark round plains called “maria,” and bright splashes of lighter material called “rays.”Delta College Public Radio által
Years ago, I read a fine biography of Gershwin, but I decided to read a more recent one and, sure enough, I'm impressed by Gershwin all over again.Delta College Public Radio által
Whether or not you realize it, many things you do in your day-to-day life rely on laser technology. Let’s go through how lasers works and some potential applications.Delta College Public Radio által
Sometimes my wife and I embrace the garbage and watch a movie we know will be stone-cold bad, such as 2019's star-studded The Poison Rose.Delta College Public Radio által
Delta College Planetarium in Bay City will celebrate this year’s International Observe the Moon Night Saturday, October 1. Sponsored by NASA, over 3000 sites around the world will be participating with special shows and telescope viewing!Delta College Public Radio által
The planet Jupiter makes its return into the evening sky shining like a brilliant beacon low in the east after dark!Delta College Public Radio által
The Summer Triangle is a useful guidepost to many interesting deep sky objects, but it’s also a way to find other constellations nearby. For example, a popular little pattern among stargazers is Delphinus the Dolphin.Delta College Public Radio által