Mat Kaplan

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  • Username: MatKaplan
  • Producer/Host
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent

Recent Pieces from Mat Kaplan

Caption: The Planetary Society, a co-sponsor of the biennial Planetary Defense Conference, hosted a screening of the movie "Planet Hunters" at the 2023 conference in Vienna, Austria. This image shows the crowd at the event, which senior communications advisor Mat , Credit: Alex Karl

Adventures at the 2023 Planetary Defense Conference (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Planetary Radio creator Mat Kaplan shares a look behind the scenes at the 2023 Planetary Defense Conference in Vienna, Austria.
Caption: Data from the 100-meter Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope is analyzed by volunteers in the new Are We Alone in the Universe project., Credit: NRAO Green Bank Observatory

Are we alone? The search for alien technosignatures (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

A new volunteer SETI science project to search for alien technosignatures has launched! Two of its creators tell you how to sign up.
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Martian Mic Drop (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Jason Achilles, a musician who partnered with NASA’s JPL to help put one of the first microphones on Mars, shares his journey and the joy of listening to the sounds of the ...
Caption: Artemis 1 begins its successful lunar mission.

Celebrating NASA’s Artemis I mission to the Moon (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Jeremy Graeber, the assistant launch director at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, joins Planetary Radio to recount his experience on the night of Artemis I’s historic launch.
Caption: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope reveals emerging stellar nurseries and individual stars in the Carina Nebula that were previously obscured., Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI

Planetary Society All-Stars Review the Year in Space (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

For his last episode as host, Mat Kaplan welcomes many of his Planetary Society colleagues for a review of a spectacular year of space exploration.
Caption: Host Mat Kaplan with bestselling author Andy Weir and Jet Propulsion Lab chief engineer Rob Manning., Credit: The Planetary Society

One Last Blast: Author of ‘The Martian’ Andy Weir with JPL Chief Engineer Rob Manning (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Outgoing Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan shares a few minutes of his very entertaining conversation with bestselling author Andy Weir and Jet Propulsion Lab chief engineer ...
Caption: A Mars Exploration Rover crosses the Red Planet in this artist's concept., Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Good Night Oppy! Hello Mars! (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Bill Nye and Planetary Society members join Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity scientists at a screening of the excellent new documentary about the little robot and the team ...
Caption: Host Mat Kaplan reports from the Red Planet on Planetary Radio's 20th anniversary.

Celebrating Planetary Radio’s 20th Anniversary with Bill Nye (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Join the Planetary Society’s CEO and others as we mark Planetary Radio’s entry into its third decade.
Caption: Planetary Radio host and his Mirror Lab tour guide Buell Jannuzi with one of the seven huge mirrors for the Giant Magellan Telescope. , Credit: Mat Kaplan

Giving the University of Arizona Mirror Lab a spin (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Join us for a tour of the University of Arizona’s Mirror Lab where they use a giant, spinning oven filled with molten glass to create the primary mirrors for the Giant ...
Caption: Linda Spilker and Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan check out the geysers emanating from a model of Saturn's moon Enceladus at JPL., Credit: Mat Kaplan

Voyager Mission Project Scientist Linda Spilker (28:50)
From: Mat Kaplan

Cassini Mission Project Scientist Linda Spilker has now taken on the same job for the Voyager Interstellar Mission.