Last week’s MoonFest events at MSU’s Abrams Planetarium celebrating the first steps on the moon 50 years ago has us remembering the Apollo space missions.
Forty-eight years ago this week, Apollo 15 launched. It was NASA’s fifth mission carrying astronauts to the surface of the moon. It’s especially important in Michigan history because all three astronauts aboard had ties to the state.
WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with Albion College physics professor Nicolle Zellner via Skype about Apollo 15.
Last week, WKAR and MSU’s Abrams Planetarium celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first steps on the moon with MoonFest, a weekend of events including a return of WKAR’s Pop-Up Stories. One of those stories was told by the planetarium’s program assistant, John French.
The director of Michigan State University’s Abrams Planetarium is in Chile today and will observe the total eclipse of the sun as its path crosses South America.
Shannon Schmoll is working on an unrelated project at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory. She describes the facility as being “one peak over” in the Andes Mountains from the SOAR telescope. MSU is a part-owner of SOAR.
We're getting better at detecting trace amounts of DNA. How to analyze that DNA? That's where things get more complicated. Michigan is among the leaders in using new DNA analysis software in the courts. Taylor Dunivin reports that this software is increasingly being used by police and prosecutors around the state.
Taylor Dunivin reports on STRmix, new DNA analysis software increasingly being used in Michigan.
The cost of repairing body damage after a car accident is going up. Safety is becoming a big focus for car companies, but what if your new car with this technology gets rear-ended? The repair bill just shot up.
WKAR technology reporter Scott Pohl looks into higher auto repair bills, the result of expensive new safety features.