Saturday, January 7, 2017

The Great Comet Crash PBS Special (1994)

by G. Jack Urso

Live special from July 1994 featuring images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope as the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 collides with Jupiter. Also included is commentary about the event from scientists and artists. Hosted by Terry Gross, of the long-running Fresh Air on WHYY-FM (WHYY also produced the show). This program was broadcast live at the time of the reception of the first images of the impact of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 into Jupiter. The show also features an early appearance of Bill Nye the Science Guy. You have to be a real astronomy geek to appreciate this, but count me in right down to my Boy Scout astronomy merit badge from the summer of 1978 at Stratton Mountain Scout Reservation, Vt.

Originally recorded by myself on the evening of the broadcast and posted from my personal archives to the Aeolus 13 Umbra YouTube channel:
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