06/05/2015

How You Explained the Sun

15:58 minutes

"Sun = Contrast," by Shasta Garcia
“Sun = Contrast,” by Shasta Garcia

Science Friday’s Science Club has been on a month-long exploration of the sun: what it is, how we see it, and its effects on our lives. Gardeners, artists, teachers, heliophysicists, and even the Secretary of Energy have all weighed in on what the sun means to them. Science Club founding members Ariel Zych and Charles Bergquist, along with astronomer Dean Regas of the Cincinnati Observatory, recap some of the highlights from this season’s Science Club session, and bring the solar celebration to a close.

Segment Guests

Ariel Zych

Ariel Zych is Science Friday’s education manager. She is a former teacher and scientist who spends her free time making food, watching arthropods, and being outside.

Dean Regas

Dean Regas is outreach astronomer at the Cincinnati Observatory and co-host of the PBS program Star Gazers in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Charles Bergquist

As Science Friday’s director, Charles Bergquist channels the chaos of a live production studio into something sounding like a radio program. Favorite topics include planetary sciences, chemistry, materials, and shiny things with blinking lights.

Meet the Producers

About Charles Bergquist

As Science Friday’s director, Charles Bergquist channels the chaos of a live production studio into something sounding like a radio program. Favorite topics include planetary sciences, chemistry, materials, and shiny things with blinking lights.

About Ariel Zych

Ariel Zych is Science Friday’s education manager. She is a former teacher and scientist who spends her free time making food, watching arthropods, and being outside.

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