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Astro Brief: A sense of astronomy

Astronomy isn't limited to telescopes - Mike Reed and Dave Cornelison discuss the importance and function of lab work in astronomy. Astronomers' inability to travel to observed planets creates a need for labs. These labs attempt to recreate environments observed by telescopes and probes to compare and constrain data. Dave discusses his experience with astronomical lab work and his work on a current NASA funded project observing hot rocks.

Things are heating up this week on Astro Brief!

Astro Brief is a collaboration between KSMU, the Missouri Space Grant, and MSU's Department of Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science. Hosted by Dr. Mike Reed, Astro Brief focuses on astronomical events, the field of astronomy, and astronomy-related guests. It airs Thursdays at 9:45 am on KSMU.

Distinguished Professor of the Missouri State University Department of Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science.