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Blue Dot

English, Education, 1 season, 86 episodes, 3 days, 2 hours
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Blue Dot, named after Carl Sagan's famous speech about our place in the universe, features interviews with guests from all over the regional, national and worldwide scientific communities. Host Dave Schlom leads discussions about the issues science is helping us address with experts who shed light on climate change, space exploration, astronomy, technology and much more. Dave asks us to remember: from deep space, we all live on a pale, blue dot.
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Blue Dot: Meet the Beetles! A conversation with Caltech entomologist Joseph Parker

Host Dave Schlom visits with Dr. Joseph Parker, entomologist and beetle expert and head of the Parker Lab at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
7/19/202451 minutes, 38 seconds
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Blue Dot: The greatest photograph of all: Earthrise and the man who took it, William Anders

Blue Dot pays tribute to one of the most iconic photographs ever taken, Earthrise, taken by Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders on Christmas Eve, 1968.
7/12/202451 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: State of the lake: a conversation with UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center scientists

Host Dave Schlom is joined by two scientists from the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) to discuss the state of one of the crown jewels of the Sierra, Lake Tahoe.
7/5/202451 minutes, 36 seconds
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Blue Dot: In memoriam: Blue Dot's 2022 tribute to Ed Stone

Blue Dot revisits an episode in which we profiled the amazing career of one of America's greatest space scientists, Ed Stone. Stone passed away on June 9 at the age of 88.
6/28/202451 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: 1906: The Great Northern California Earthquake Pt. 2

Blue Dot concludes its retrospective of the earthquake that struck Northern California on April 18, 1906.
6/21/202451 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: 1906: The Great Northern California Earthquake Pt. 1

Host Dave Schlom teams up with scientists from the United States Geological Survey for part one of a two-part in-depth look at the massive earthquake that struck Northern California on April 18, 1906.
6/14/202451 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: One of California's truly special places: Angelo Coast Range Reserve

Host Dave Schlom talks to Reserve Caretaker Peter Steel, whose grandparents Heath and Marjorie Angelo deeded the land to the Nature Conservancy in 1959, making it the first Nature Conservancy landholding in the western United States.
6/7/202451 minutes, 38 seconds
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Blue Dot: The Rescue Effect: a conversation with author and environmental scientist Michael Mehta Webster

Host Dave Schlom visits with NYU Environmental Studies Professor Michael Mehta Webster to discuss his book, The Rescue Effect: The Key to Saving Life on Earth. Webster is an environmental scientist with a fascinating take on how nature has built in mechanisms that serve to preserve species and ecosystems in times of stress or disruptions.
5/31/202451 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: The process of subduction with geophysicist Magali Billen, UC Davis

Host Dave Schlom visits with UC Davis Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences geophysics professor Magali Billen to talk about one of Earth's most dynamic and complex processes, subduction.
5/24/202451 minutes, 37 seconds
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Best of Blue Dot: Whale-SETI: a communications interaction with Twain the Humpback Whale

In this very special episode, Host Dave Schlom visits with three researchers who were part of an incredible series of experimental communications with a humpback whale off the coast of Alaska.
5/17/202451 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: Eagles 101: the lives of eagles and the eagle cam phenomenon!

Bald and golden eagles are some of the most magnificent birds in North America. Host Dave Schlom is joined by Michelle Hawkins, Director of The California Raptor Center at UC Davis, for an in-depth look at eagles, from their amazing conservation success story to the threats they still face from humans.
5/10/202451 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: Musings on the Moon with author Christopher Cokinos

Host Dave Schlom finds a kindred spirit with Christopher Cokinos, author of the new book, Still as Bright: An Illuminating History of the Moon from Antiquity to Tomorrow.
5/3/202451 minutes, 38 seconds
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Best of Blue Dot: Here Begins The Dark Sea: a conversation with author Meredith F. Small on the Fra Mauro map

Host Dave Schlom visits with best-selling author and award-winning anthropologist Meredith F. Small to talk about her new book, Here Begins The Dark Sea: Venice, a Medieval Monk and the Creation of the Most Accurate Map of The World.
4/26/202451 minutes, 36 seconds
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Blue Dot: The amazing undersea world of sharks with Dave Ebert, aka "The Lost Shark Guy"

Host Dave Schlom visits with one of the world's foremost experts on sharks, Dr. David Ebert.
4/19/202451 minutes, 36 seconds
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Blue Dot: Nature's soaring scavengers: the Vulture Family

Host Dave Schlom investigates the world of vultures and condors with the Director of the UC Davis California Raptor Center, Michelle Hawkins.
4/12/202451 minutes, 37 seconds
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Best of Blue Dot: The story of America's first women astronauts with Loren Grush

Host Dave Schlom is joined by Bloomberg News science reporter Loren Grush to talk about her new book, The Six: The Untold Story of America's First Women Astronauts.
4/5/202451 minutes, 38 seconds
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Blue Dot: State of the Drake Equation in 2024: The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (Part Two)

In the conclusion of Blue Dot's two part look at the state of the Drake Equation in 2024, Host Dave Schlom is once again joined by special co host Bill Diamond, President and CEO of the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California.
3/29/202451 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: State of the Drake Equation in 2024: The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (Part One)

Host Dave Schlom is joined by special co-host Bill Diamond, President and CEO of the SETI Institute, for an in-depth look at the state of the famous Drake Equation.
3/22/202451 minutes, 37 seconds
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Best of Blue Dot: Preparing for the next Great American Eclipse: a visit with Rick Fienberg

Host Dave Schlom is joined by Sky and Telescope magazine senior contributing editor Rick Fienberg to preview the big celestial event coming up soon, the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.
3/15/202451 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: Riparian restoration with River Partners

Host Dave Schlom visits with guests from River Partners, a conservation organization born of a vision of farmers with conservation interests who sought more of a cooperative rather than confrontational approach to watershed restoration projects.
3/8/202451 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: Exploring the ancient world of the Neanderthals with Ludovic Slimak

Host Dave Schlom visits with French archaeologist and paleoanthropologist Ludovic Slimak about his multi-decadal research into Neanderthals. Author of the new book, The Naked Neanderthal: a New Understanding of The Human Creature (Pegasus Books), Slimak is one of the world's foremost experts on these enigmatic and often misrepresented beings that disappeared from Earth about 40,000 years ago.
3/1/202451 minutes, 37 seconds
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Best of Blue Dot: Drs. Hall joins forces to talk about "Science and Nonsense"

CSU Chico Professor of Physics Kendall Hall joins Host Dave Schlom once again as a special co-host. They talk to her father, Raymond, who is also a physics professor.
2/23/202451 minutes, 36 seconds
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Blue Dot: Education and research at the UC Natural Reserves System and National Parks

Host Dave Schlom looks at some interesting ways the University of California's Natural Reserves System is used for education and scientific research.
2/16/202451 minutes, 38 seconds
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Best of Blue Dot: California Against the Sea: a conversation with Rosanna Xia

Host Dave Schlom is joined by Rosanna Xia, environmental journalist for the Los Angeles Times to discuss her book, California Against The Sea: Visions for Our Vanishing Coastline.
2/9/202451 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: Whale-SETI: a communications interaction with Twain the Humpback Whale

In this very special episode, Host Dave Schlom visits with three researchers who were part of an incredible series of experimental communications with a humpback whale off the coast of Alaska.
2/2/202451 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: Monitoring surface water from space: Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission

Two scientists join host Dave Schlom to discuss the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission which launched in December of 2022.
1/26/202451 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: Meteor Showers 101 with Peter Jenniskens

SETI Institute meteor astronomer Peter Jenniskens joins host Dave Schlom to take a deep dive into the science of meteors and meteor showers. Dr. Jenniskens is the author of the authoritative Atlas of Earth's Meteor Showers, a comprehensive and professional-level compilation of all we currently know about meteor showers and the comets they originate from.
1/19/202451 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: A Range of Biodiversity: the Klamath Mountains Pt. 2

Host Dave Schlom and Michael examine the incredible forests of the Klamaths with two Cal Poly Humboldt professors who are deeply involved in studying them, Lucy Kerhoulas and Rosemary Sherriff.
1/12/202451 minutes, 36 seconds
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Blue Dot: A Range of Biodiversity: the Klamath Mountains Pt. 1

In the first of a special two-part series, Host Dave Schlom is joined by Michael Kauffmann, co-editor and publisher of The Klamath Mountains: A Natural History.
1/5/202451 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: Reflections on a life of service in the National Parks: a conversation with Jim Richardson

Host Dave Schlom sits down with one of his favorite people, Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Jim Richardson, on the eve of his retirement from the National Park Service.
12/29/202351 minutes, 38 seconds
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Best of Blue Dot: Icebergs as a resource: how floating mountains of ice can be harvested for freshwater

Blue Dot delves into the world of iceberg science and the latest ideas on using them as sources of freshwater for the future as Host Dave Schlom interviews Ohio State University Professor Matthew Birkhold, author of Chasing Icebergs: How Frozen Freshwater Can Save The Planet.
12/22/202351 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: The story of America's first women astronauts with Loren Grush

Host Dave Schlom is joined by Bloomberg News science reporter Loren Grush to talk about her new book, The Six: The Untold Story of America's First Women Astronauts.
12/15/202351 minutes, 38 seconds
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Blue Dot: California's complex weather and climate

Host Dave Schlom delves into the topic of California's amazingly diverse climate and weather with the authors of the new book, Fire and Rain: California's Changing Weather and Climate, Stephen LaDochy (Cal State LA) and meteorologist Michael Witiw.
12/8/202351 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: Watershed Restoration with CalTrout: a conversation with Curtis Knight

Host Dave Schlom is joined by the Executive Director of California Trout, Curtis Knight, to talk about the conservation organization and its regional restoration projects across the state.
12/1/202351 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: Pascal Lee and the Carl Sagan Prize

Host Dave Schlom and Pascal Lee team up once again, this time to discuss Lee winning the Carl Sagan Prize from Wonderfest in the San Francisco Bay Area for his scientific research and gift for science communication.
11/17/202351 minutes, 38 seconds
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Best of Blue Dot: Salish Sea Wild: a conversation with wildlife vet Joe Gaydos and filmmaker Bob Friel

Host Dave Schlom is joined by the creators of the YouTube channel, Salish Sea Wild.
11/10/202351 minutes, 36 seconds
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Blue Dot: The Science of Road Ecology

Host Dave Schlom visits with Fraser Shilling, Director of the Road Ecology Center at UC Davis.
11/3/202351 minutes, 38 seconds
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Blue Dot: Epic mission to an ocean world: Europa Clipper 

Host Dave Schlom examines the Europa Clipper mission, set for launch in the fall of 2024, to explore Jupiter's giant icy moon. Europa is an ocean world covered in a sheet of ice.
10/27/202351 minutes, 38 seconds
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Blue Dot: Drs. Hall joins forces to talk about "Science and Nonsense"

CSU Chico Professor of Physics Kendall Hall joins Host Dave Schlom once again as a special co-host as they talk to her father, also a Physics professor, Raymond.
10/20/202351 minutes, 36 seconds
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Blue Dot: Profile of a mission: Psyche explores its namesake asteroid

Host Dave Schlom profiles the mission with NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineers Paige Arthur and Kaelan Oldani, then discusses the scientific investigations with Arizona State University graduate student and Psyche science team member Sam Courville. In the final segment, senior JPL engineer Abi Biswas joins Dave to talk about the cutting-edge Deep Space Optical Communications system that Psyche will be demonstrating to pave the way for high bandwidth communications on future space missions.
10/13/202351 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: California Against the Sea: a conversation with Rosanna Xia

Host Dave Schlom is joined by Rosanna Xia, environmental journalist for the Los Angeles Times to discuss her new book, California Against The Sea: Visions for Our Vanishing Coastline.
10/6/202351 minutes, 37 seconds
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Best of Blue Dot: Hunter Pence's all-star efforts for a better Bay Area: The Healthy Planet Project and San Francisco Baykeeper

Host Dave Schlom visits with two-time World Series champion and four-time MLB All-Star Hunter Pence about the nonprofit organization he and his wife Alexis have founded: Healthy Planet Project.
9/29/202351 minutes, 34 seconds
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Best of Blue Dot: West coast climate now and in the past with Hannah Palmer and Veronica Vriesman

Host Dave Schlom visits with UC Davis climate and environmental scientist Hannah Palmer and colleague Veronica Vriesman, a marine scientist and paleontologist at Oberlin College in Ohio.
9/22/202351 minutes, 38 seconds
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Blue Dot: Preparing for the next Great American Eclipse: a visit with Rick Fienberg

Host Dave Schlom is joined by Sky and Telescope magazine senior contributing editor Rick Fienberg to preview the big celestial event coming up soon, the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.
9/15/202351 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: Aquaculture 101 with Katie Mackey Harris

Host Dave Schlom is joined by special guest and co-host Katie Mackey Harris for a look at the world of aquaculture in the western United States. Harris is the President and General Manager of Mt. Lassen Trout, a family-owned company and trout farm operation in Northern California.
9/8/202351 minutes, 38 seconds
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Blue Dot: Salish Sea Wild: a conversation with wildlife vet Joey Gaydos and filmmaker Bob Friel

Host Dave Schlom is joined by the creators of the YouTube channel, Salish Sea Wild.
9/1/202351 minutes, 36 seconds
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Best of Blue Dot: One of our greatest planetary astronomers: Heidi Hammel!

Host Dave Schlom is joined by special co-host Kendall Hall, an assistant physics professor at CSU Chico, for a very special conversation with one of America's greatest planetary scientists, Heidi Hammel. Also joining us is Stefanie Milam, Deputy Project Scientist for Planetary Science for the James Webb Space Telescope.
8/25/202351 minutes, 38 seconds
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Blue Dot: The heat is on: a conversation with Jeff Goodell, author of The Heat Will Kill You First

Host Dave Schlom visits with Rolling Stone contributing editor and author Jeff Goodell about his latest book, The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Planet.
8/18/202351 minutes, 38 seconds
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Blue Dot: Traditional Ecological Knowledge with Brook M. Thompson and Harold Fidler's role in the Manhattan Project

Family plays a pivotal role in this episode with Yurok tribal member and environmental engineer Brook M. Thompson. Brook shares how her strong ties to family and community have shaped her work, bringing traditional indigenous practices to mainstream science. Also, Producer Matt Fidler and his father Rich, talk about Matt's grandfather, Harold Fidler, who was a pivotal part of the US Army's role working with UC Berkeley scientists on the Manhattan Project, the subject of the new Christopher Nolan film, Oppenheimer.
8/11/202351 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: Combining passions: fly fishing and photography with Val Atkinson

Host Dave Schlom sits down for a visit with world-renowned fly fishing and travel photographer Val Atkinson.
8/4/202351 minutes, 38 seconds
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Blue Dot: Hunter Pence's all-star efforts for a better Bay Area: The Healthy Planet Project and San Francisco Baykeeper

Host Dave Schlom visits with two-time World Series champion and four-time MLB All-Star Hunter Pence about the nonprofit organization he and his wife Alexis have founded: Healthy Planet Project.
7/28/202351 minutes, 34 seconds
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Best of Blue Dot: Cosmic mysteries: dark matter and dark energy

Host Dave Schlom investigates two of the components that make up most of the universe -- dark matter and dark energy.
7/21/202351 minutes, 38 seconds
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Blue Dot: Here Begins The Dark Sea: a conversation with author Meredith F. Small on the Fra Mauro map

Host Dave Schlom visits with best-selling author and award-winning anthropologist Meredith F. Small to talk about her new book, Here Begins The Dark Sea: Venice, a Medieval Monk and the Creation of the Most Accurate Map of The World.
7/14/202351 minutes, 36 seconds
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Blue Dot: Liftoff! What it takes to launch NASA's Artemis Moon rocket

In this episode, Host Dave Schlom visits with managers from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to find out what goes into launching America's Artemis missions to the Moon with the Orion spacecraft perched atop the Space Launch System (SLS).
7/7/202351 minutes, 38 seconds
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Blue Dot: 2023 Space Pioneer Award winner Pascal Lee

Host Dave Schlom has a fascinating conversation with Dr. Pascal Lee, a planetary scientist from the SETI Institute and NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA.
6/30/202351 minutes, 38 seconds
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Blue Dot: Remembering America's space station: Skylab @ 50 Pt. 2

Host Dave Schlom concludes our two-part look back at the first and only exclusively American space station, Skylab, which was crewed by three teams of astronauts in 1973.
6/23/202351 minutes, 38 seconds
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Blue Dot: Remembering America's space station: Skylab @50 Pt. 1

Blue Dot host Dave Schlom is joined by space journalist Emily Carney and Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart in part one of our look back at the only all-American space station -- Skylab.
6/16/202351 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: Using our public lands and waters responsibly!

In this episode, Host Dave Schlom tackles a topic much in the news lately, how to safely and ethically use our public lands and waters. Dave visits with National Park Service spokesperson Ana Beatriz Cholo from the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in Los Angeles.
6/9/202351 minutes, 38 seconds
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Blue Dot: Mark Catesby in the New World and California's massive snowpack

Host Dave Schlom visits with author Patrick Dean about his new book, Nature's Messenger: Mark Catesby and His Adventures in a New World. Dean's book reveals that the 18th-century British naturalist, who preceded John James Audubon, recorded his observations in America of the stunning array of flora and fauna he found there.
6/2/202351 minutes, 37 seconds
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Best of Blue Dot: Leonardo da Vinci's gravity experiments: discoveries from Leonardo's notebooks!

Host Dave Schlom revisits with California Institute of Technology Professor of Aeronautics and Medical Engineering Mory Gharib and Chris Roh from Cornell University about their new paper published in the MIT journal Leonardo.
5/26/202351 minutes, 36 seconds
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Blue Dot: Cosmic mysteries: dark matter and dark energy

Host Dave Schlom investigates two of the components that make up most of the universe -- dark matter and dark energy.
5/19/202351 minutes, 38 seconds
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Blue Dot: Black holes 101 and the most distant cluster of galaxies yet observed by JWST

Host Dave Schlom sets his sites on some cosmic mysteries -- the physics of black holes and the latest discovery of a cluster of galaxies closer to the birth of the universe than any yet detected.
5/12/202351 minutes, 36 seconds
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Blue Dot: One of our greatest planetary astronomers: Heidi Hammel!

Host Dave Schlom is joined by special co-host Kendall Hall, an assistant physics professor at CSU Chico, for a very special conversation with one of America's greatest planetary scientists, Heidi Hammel. Also joining us is Stefanie Milam, Deputy Project Scientist for Planetary Science for the James Webb Space Telescope.
5/5/202351 minutes, 38 seconds
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Best of Blue Dot: The "Blue Economy" in Fort Bragg, CA

Blue Dot investigates the concept of the Blue Economy, using ocean resources in a more responsible, sustainable way as being practiced in the small coastal town of Fort Bragg, California.
4/28/202351 minutes, 36 seconds
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Blue Dot: NASA Artemis Recovery Program and US Navy Admiral Ron Piret

It's almost an all-Navy show as Host Dave Schlom talks to Liliana Villarreal, Director of the Artemis II landing and recovery Director and US Naval aviator Lt.Thomas Logan about joint efforts between NASA and the Department of Defense to safely recover the four Artemis II astronauts when they return from the first lunar mission in over 50 years.
4/21/202351 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: West coast climate now and in the past with Hannah Palmer and Veronica Vriesman

Host Dave Schlom visits with UC Davis climate and environmental scientist Hannah Palmer and colleague Veronica Vriesman, a marine scientist and paleontologist at Oberlin College in Ohio.
4/14/202351 minutes, 38 seconds
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Blue Dot: Mountains to climb, twins and more: a conversation with Majka Burhardt

Host Dave Schlom visits with world-class mountain and ice climber and all-around great Mom Majka Burhardt. Majka is the leader of Legado, an NGO devoted to stewardship for indigenous people around the world and the special places they live. She is the author of the new book, More: Life on the Edge of Adventure and Motherhood.
4/7/202351 minutes, 38 seconds
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Best of Blue Dot: Kim Stanley Robinson and the High Sierra

Bestselling science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson joins Dave to talk about his book, a work of nonfiction, The High Sierra: a Love Story.
3/31/202351 minutes, 35 seconds
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Blue Dot: Stream restoration on the Klamath River and Big Chico Creek with California Trout

Host Dave Schlom visits with an array of guests that are involved in major watershed restoration projects being conducted by the conservation organization California Trout.
3/24/202351 minutes, 37 seconds
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Best of Blue Dot: Wonderdog: a conversation with author Jules Howard on canine science

Host Dave Schlom talks about one of his favorite things in life: dogs. British Author Jules Howard joins him to talk about his latest book, Wonderdog: The Science of Dogs and Their Unique Friendship with Humans.
3/17/202351 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: Leonardo da Vinci's gravity experiments: discoveries from Leonardo's notebooks!

Host Dave Schlom visits with California Institute of Technology Professor of Aeronautics and Medical Engineering Mory Gharib and Chris Roh from Cornell University about their new paper published in the MIT journal Leonardo.
3/10/202351 minutes, 36 seconds
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Best of Blue Dot: America's environmental conscience: a conversation with Bill McKibben

Host Dave Schlom visits with one of the true heroes of environmental activism in the U.S. and the world -- Bill McKibben.
3/3/202351 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: Water Always Wins: a conversation with Erica Gies

Host Dave Schlom visits with environmental journalist Erica Gies about her new book, Water Always Wins: Thriving in an Age of Drought and Deluge. The San Francisco Bay area native chronicles the stories of "water detectives," scientific investigators trying to piece together how natural hydrologic systems functioned before human engineering disrupted them through damming, channeling and otherwise trying to control water.
2/24/202351 minutes, 38 seconds
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Blue Dot: Icebergs as a resource: how floating mountains of ice can be harvested for freshwater

Blue Dot delves into the world of iceberg science and the latest ideas on using them as sources of freshwater for the future as Host Dave Schlom interviews Ohio State University Professor Matthew Birkhold, author of Chasing Icebergs: How Frozen Freshwater Can Save The Planet.
2/17/202351 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: State of the Salmon: A look at the problems facing NorCal's Chinook salmon

Blue Dot examines the state of the Chinook salmon fishery in Northern California and the west coast from three perspectives.
2/10/202351 minutes, 36 seconds
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Blue Dot: Groundwater problems and solutions: from paleo valleys to monitoring the resource from space

Host Dave Schlom takes us into the fascinating and vitally important world of groundwater science. Journalist and author of the book Water Always Wins introduces us to the concept of paleo valleys and introduces us to Dr. Graham Fogg, Emeritus Professor of Hydrogeology at UC Davis.
2/3/202351 minutes, 36 seconds
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Blue Dot: Hawks and octopuses! A conversation naturalist/writer Sy Montgomery

Host Dave Schlom has a most enjoyable visit with kindred spirit Sy Montgomery. A naturalist, adventurer, and accomplished author, Montgomery begins by discussing her deep dive (which for the falcon above would be called a stoop) into falconry in her latest book, The Hawks Way.
1/27/202351 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: Miracle Country: an interview with Eastern Sierra author Kendra Atleework and her father Robert

Host Dave Schlom visits with two very special people. Kendra Atleework is the author of Miracle Country: a Memoir of a Family and a Landscape, and her father, Robert Atlee (find out why their names are just a little different by listening!), the publisher of Sierra Maps.
1/20/202351 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: Between Light and Storm: a conversation with Esther Woolfson

Host Dave Schlom visits with Aberdeen, Scotland-based author Esther Woolfson about her book, Between Light and Storm: How We Live with Other Species.
1/13/202351 minutes, 36 seconds
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Blue Dot: The "Blue Economy" in Fort Bragg, CA

Blue Dot investigates the concept of the Blue Economy, using ocean resources in a more responsible, sustainable way as being practiced in the small coastal town of Fort Bragg, California.
1/6/202351 minutes, 36 seconds
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Best of Blue Dot: Pale Ale for a Blue Dot: A visit with Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Host Dave Schlom gets to visit with three people from one of his favorite businesses on the planet: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.
12/30/202251 minutes, 37 seconds
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Blue Dot: Harnessing the power of cold: an interview with Fred Hogge

Host Dave Schlom visits with British-born Thailand resident Fred Hogge about his new book, Of Ice and Men: How We've Used Cold to Transform Humanity.
12/23/202251 minutes, 36 seconds
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Blue Dot: Apollo 17@50 Part 2: the final lunar voyage of the Apollo program

We conclude our Apollo @50 series of looks at the Apollo missions to the Moon with looks back and forward.
12/16/202251 minutes, 36 seconds
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Blue Dot: Apollo 17 @ 50 Part 1

Blue Dot's Apollo@50 series nears its conclusion with part one as we take a look back at the final lunar mission, Apollo 17.
12/9/202251 minutes, 37 seconds
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Best of Blue Dot: One year after the Dixie Fire: Blue Dot returns to Lassen Volcanic National Park and visits Hat Creek Radio Observatory

Host Dave Schlom is joined by Producer Matt Fidler as Blue Dot returns to Lassen Volcanic National Park one year after the massive Dixie Fire.
12/2/202251 minutes, 36 seconds
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Best of Blue Dot: Artemis Moon Pod Essay Winners!

Blue Dot Host Dave Schlom talks to the three winners, out of 14,000 entrants for the Future Engineers/NASA Artemis Moon Pod Essay Contest.
11/25/202253 minutes