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The International Space Station (not actual size). Photo:
The International Space Station (not actual size). Photo:

International Space station will be visible Friday night over North Country

Stargazers will have the chance tonight to take a look at the International Space Station. The space station will be visible this evening just after sunset--but St. Lawrence University astronomer Jeffrey Miller says it should be easy to spot with the naked eye, even in the bright early-nighttime sky.  Go to full article

Manmade and celestial bodies in the night sky

Martha Foley and St. Lawrence University physics professor talk about seeing the space station, the late winter sky, and the spring equinox.  Go to full article
Jeff Miller
Jeff Miller

Looking up at the night sky

Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Jeff Miller about spotting the space station and other bright lights in the night sky.  Go to full article
<i>Persistence of Innocence</i>, 1992, David Driver
Persistence of Innocence, 1992, David Driver

Art That Blends Science and Fantasy

A new exhibit featuring the works of Vermontville artist David Driver continues this month at Evergreen Valley Nursing Home in Plattsburgh. Sponsored by Norte Maar, Finding Home, includes more than 20 works by Driver from the early '70s to today. Driver says his art reflects a deep interest in science and the vastness of space, and is fueled by the question, "Are we alone in the universe?" He spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article
Olympus Mons compared to Arizona
Olympus Mons compared to Arizona

Natural Selections: Extraterrestrial Volcanoes

Planetary probes continue to bring us remarkable images of other worlds. Images of Venus show a blast furnace environment crossed by rivers of molten rock. On Mars one can see a shield volcano the size of Arizona. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager take us out of this world.  Go to full article

Adirondack Boosters Gleeful Over Mars Rock

NASA scientists are planning some serious trouble-shooting today, hoping to regain contact with the Mars rover "Spirit". It's been two days since we've heard from "Spirit", other than a quick "hello" yesterday. But when we last had significant news from Mars, the rover was contemplating a rock named "Adirondack" by NASA. The name has this region's tourism officials pumped up. But why the name "Adirondack"? Martha Foley talks with Orlando newsman Pat Duggins, who reports on NASA news regularly for NPR.  Go to full article
"Space Ant" farm experiment sent on <i>Columbia</i>. Photo: Spacehab
"Space Ant" farm experiment sent on Columbia. Photo: Spacehab

Syracuse High School Mourns "Astronaut Colleagues"

Fowler High School in Syracuse, New York, will observe a moment of silence today. Students at the school had a special relationship with the Columbia and her crew. The students helped design an experiment that sent live harvester ants into orbit. As North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports, the kids say the project helped revitalize their school.  Go to full article

Plattsburgh Native Michael Anderson Killed Aboard Columbia

Lt. Colonel Michael Anderson, one of seven astronauts killed Saturday, was born in Plattsburgh. In 1994, he was a pilot instructor at Plattsburgh Air Force Base when NASA chose him for the astronaut corps. A few years later, he spoke about his first trip into orbit.  Go to full article

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