Joe Delsanto

A Lonely Traveler Cruises Through Our Solar System

Every month here at First Light College of DuPage Astronomy professor Joe DalSanto joins First Light host Brian O’Keefe to let you know what you can see in the night sky in the coming weeks. Joe and Brian also take some time to talk about space science. This month, the Night Sky segment includes a discussion of a lonely traveler, a rock from outside our solar system that was first observed about a year ago

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An artist rendering of Oumuamua, a visitor to the Solar System, the first object from outside our solar system to be observed and tracked by astronomers (photo courtesy of Space.com)

An artist rendering of Oumuamua, a visitor to the Solar System, the first object from outside our solar system to be observed and tracked by astronomers (photo courtesy of Space.com)

September's Night Sky

Every month, on the first Sunday of the month at First Light, College of DuPage Astronomy professor Joe DalSanto joins host Brian O'Keefe for a discussion of what you can expect to see in the night sky in the coming month. Joe and Brian also spend some of their time together to discuss discoveries and new developments in the realm of space science

College of DuPage Astronomy professor Joe DalSanto joins First Light host Brian O'Keefe each month to discuss space science and what there is to see in the night sky

College of DuPage Astronomy professor Joe DalSanto joins First Light host Brian O'Keefe each month to discuss space science and what there is to see in the night sky

A Japanese space probe is set to land on the asteroid Itokawa in early October. College of DuPage Astronomy professor Joe DalSanto discusses why this piece of rock could say a lot about the early Solar System.

A Japanese space probe is set to land on the asteroid Itokawa in early October. College of DuPage Astronomy professor Joe DalSanto discusses why this piece of rock could say a lot about the early Solar System.

Rare Back-to-Back Meteors Light The Sky

Tuesday night, a meteor lit up the night sky over southeast Michigan. Then Wednesday night a second space rock streaked across the sky in northern Indiana. First Light host Brian O'Keefe talked about the unusual back-to-back events with College of DuPage Astronomy professor Joe DalSanto.

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