THE MORNING SHOW
Michael E. Bakich
Senior Editor of Astronomy Magazine
Lessons On Our Extraordinary Universe and Why the World Will Not Be Ending December 21, 2012
With all the hype with 2012 and the idea that an unseen planet will be shortly smashing into Earth, we decided to turn to an expert to get the truth on just what is exactly going on out there. This fascinating hour covers:
-The moon and it’s physical effects on Earth
-How old is the Earth?
-Nibiru: Does it really exist?
-Why was Plutos planetary title taken away?
-What are CME’s and could they take out the grid?
-Is it really possible to have gotten through the Van Allen Belt without harm?
-Are we alone in the Universe?
-Global warming: Sun or Man?
-The findings on Mars
and so much more!
Michael has been fascinated with the stars all his life. His astronomical journey began when he was in third grade, after his parents bought him a set of constellation flash cards. From that day forward, Michael’s goal was to become an astronomer.
Michael realized that goal in 1975, when he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in astronomy from the Ohio State University. Rather than continuing on a research-oriented track, Michael attended Michigan State University, where he received a Master of Arts degree in planetarium education (one of only six such degrees ever awarded) in 1977.
During the past two decades, Michael has worked in seven planetaria and has served as a consultant in the planetarium field. He joined Astronomy as associate editor (and photo editor) in February 2003.
michael bakich, the moon, stars and planets, november 27, 2012