Nigth Sky

Celebrating Apollo 11's 50th Anniversary

COD Astronomy professor Joe DalSanto

COD Astronomy professor Joe DalSanto

It’s the first Sunday of the month, and that means it’s time for College of DuPage Astronomy professor Joe DalSanto’s regular visit to First Light. He and First Light host Brian O’Keefe get together to talk about space news and backyard astronomy. This month marks a significant bench mark for the U-S Space program, July 20th is the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s arrival at Tranquility base and man’s first steps on the moon.

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Water on Mars and Wildflowers in California

New research suggests subsurface water could be responsible for seasonal errosion on Mars (photo courtesy of NASA.gov)

New research suggests subsurface water could be responsible for seasonal errosion on Mars (photo courtesy of NASA.gov)

College of DuPage Astronomy professor Joe DalSanto joins First Light host Brian O’Keefe on the first Sunday of each month. They discuss the latest discoveries and other space news, and give backyard astronomers an idea of what they can expect to see in the night sky in the coming weeks. This month, they started their conversation with a reminder of the amazing things astronauts can see from space

Massive wildflower bloom this spring in California was visible from the International Space Station (photo courtesy of NASA.gov)

Massive wildflower bloom this spring in California was visible from the International Space Station (photo courtesy of NASA.gov)