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This Week In Space podcast: Episode 90 — The Wizard of Griffith Observatory

On Episode 90 of This Week In Space, Tariq and Rod discuss archaeoastronomy with the amazing Dr. Ed Krupp.

Most of us have experienced a planetarium at one time or another, but unless you’ve been to the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, you’ve missed out. Besides a brand-spanking-new planetarium theater chock-a-block with special effects and computerized systems, the Observatory’s Halls of Science are a treat not to be missed. Add to that the stunning views of Los Angeles and the facility’s director, Dr. Ed Krupp — one of the best science communicators in the business–and you have a real treat. And the kicker? He’s a world expert in ancient astronomy! Join us.

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About This Week In Space

This Week in Space covers the new space age. Every Friday we take a deep dive into a fascinating topic. What’s happening with the new race to the moon and other planets? When will SpaceX really send people to Mars?

Join Rod Pyle and Tariq Malik from Space.com as they tackle those questions and more each week on Friday afternoons. You can subscribe today on your favorite podcatcher.

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