About the Show
Clear Skies Over Kitt Peak was a monthly radio show that ran from July, 2008 through March, 2009. It was recorded for members of the Tohono O’odham nation & produced by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory to provide the latest news from Kitt Peak National Observatory and the world of Astronomy. The show covered recent scientific discoveries about our Universe, interviews with people working and visiting Kitt Peak, and highlighted the many ways families could enjoy the night sky. The show originally aired on KOHN 91.9 FM, Native American Radio from the Tohono O’odham Nation.
We have archived recordings of past shows below as MP3 files. These files should play on your computer as well as any MP3 Player such as an iPod.
March, 2009—Features an interview with Dr. Tom Statler.
February, 2009—Features an interview with Dr. Don McCarthy, who talked about his Astronomy Camp that will be taking place on Kitt Peak this summer. We also sat down with Dr. Phil Massey of Lowell Observatory who talked about some of the early years observing on Kitt Peak.
December, 2008—Features an interview with Dr. Mangala Sharma of Ohio State University.
November, 2008—New Mexico State University Astronomer Nicole Vogt talks about the importance of instruments in looking at the sky, and tells her story about how she decided to become an astronomer.
October, 2008—Interviews at the Tohono O'odham Open House on Kitt Peak and the third and final segment from solar astronomer Bill Livingston on interesting things about the sun to watch for.
September, 2008—NOAO Astronomer Ron Probst talks about the variety of telescopes on Kitt Peak and a new infrared camera that just made its debut.
August, 2008—Planetary Scientist Peter Smith of the University of Arizona talks about the results of the Phoenix Mars Lander mission, which is being controlled from Southern Arizona, and his experiences at Kitt Peak looking for extrasolar planets.
July, 2008—Kitt Peak National Observatory Director Buell Jannuzi describes the mission of the national observatory and its connections to the Tohono O’odham Nation.
The background music used in Clear Skies Over Kitt Peak is the song Waltz into the Moonlight by try^d. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.