Former NPR science correspondent, award-winning TV journalist and author Ira Flatow is the host of the the weekly radio show, Science Friday. Dean Regas, outreach astronomer and assistant director with the Cincinnati Observatory, is co-host of the popular PBS series, Star Gazers.

  In 1977, NASA launched two space probes, Voyager 1 and 2. Voyager 1 became the first spacecraft to exit the solar system in 2013, and Voyager 2 should follow this year. It is the only spacecraft to have visited all four giant outer planets in the solar system, and is NASA's longest-running mission.


This fall members of the African Union Commission are scheduled to release their recommendations for an African Space Agency. The feasibility study is chaired by South Africa and includes Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Egypt and Algeria.

For some, a space agency is the likely next step. Since 2010 satellite capacity across the continent has almost tripled, helping to fuel Africa's mobile revolution, according to University of Cincinnati aerospace engineering professor Grant Schaffner.

Astronomy magazine

Nov 2, 2012

With so much going on in space exploration, our contributor, Dean Regas, from the Cincinnati Observatory and the PBS series StarGazers, is talking with Dave Eicher, native of Oxford, Ohio and longtime editor of Astronomy magazine.

Mars Science Lab Curiosity

Aug 7, 2012

Dr. Steve Squyres, Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University and Principal Investigator for the Mars Exploration Rover, joins the Cincinnati Observatory’s Dean Regas to discuss Monday’s landing of the Mars Science Lab Curiosity and the ongoing exploration of Mars by three orbiters and the rover Opportunity.