August 17, 2004

The Hubble Telescope and the Space Telescope Program

Guests: Mario Livo and John Bahcall.

Over the past fourteen years, the Hubble Space Telescope has added greatly to our knowledge of the universe, yet its future is in doubt. Unless a repair mission can be organized, Hubble will come to the end of its useful life in the next few years. Today on Focus, we're joined by Mario Livo and John Bahcall to talk about the efforts to keep Hubble going, as well as plans for the next-generation space telescope.


August 16, 2004

The Whale and the Supercomputer: On the Northern Front of Climate Change

Guest: Charles Wohlforth.

Climate change is not merely a theory in the far North. It has already dramatically changed the daily lives of the native people living off the land and sea in the Arctic. Today on Focus, we're joined by journalist and author Charles Wohlforth to discuss how these high-latitude regions struggle to support its inhabitants, from natives relying on traditional knowledge to survive to scientists keen on decoding the patterns of climate change.


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