Above and Beyond... brings the universe to you, 90 seconds at a time.
Eddie Whisler, Director of the Bryan Gooding Planetarium at Jacksonville's Museum of Science & History brings you above and beyond Jacksonville's night sky to share the wonders of the universe.
Aired on WJCT News 89.9 during Science Friday.
Recorded at Jacksonville University
Eddie Whisler: Story & Voice
Greg Minton: Audio Engineer
Tony Steve: Music
Andy Ouellette: Producer & Editor
David Smith: Logo Design
Bryan Gros: Space Images
Brett Jacobs: Named "Above and Beyond"
Janel Palomo: General Assistant 2019/2020
Experience Cassini's Grand Finale, ending its 13-year Saturn mission on September 15, 2017. After 13 years, it plunged into Saturn, sampling its atmosphere until the end. An epic journey's conclusion. 🚀🪐
Meet the cosmic speedsters - hypervelocity stars! Born from gravitational assists, they race at mind-boggling speeds, leaving luminous trails in the night sky. 🚀🌌
Spot the James Webb Space Telescope's signature - diffraction spikes like James Webb's John Hancock. Its unique design sets it apart in astrophotography! 🔭✨
Discover the captivating "Blue Moon"—rarely blue due to volcanic ash. This month, it's the humdrum version: a second full moon in a calendar month. 🌕🔵
Stars wobble due to planets' subtle pull, helping astronomers detect exoplanets. The quest for distant worlds continues! 🌌🔭
Tonight, marvel at the vastness of space between stars. If you shrunk the Sun to a quarter how far do you think the distance to Alpha Centauri would become? 🌌🚀
Spot M13 Globular Cluster in Hercules constellation tonight. Binoculars reveal colorful stars bound by gravity to the Milky Way, swirling like cosmic bees. 🌌🔭
Explore the enigmatic world of double stars and optical illusions in the night sky. Unravel the difference between visually close stars and binary star systems. 🌠
Discover "The Drunken Photon" on Above and Beyond. Witness photons' mesmerizing journey from the sun's core to space in 10,000 to 200,000 years! 🌞🍻
Join Above and Beyond to explore S4716, the fastest star near our galaxy's supermassive black hole, reaching mind-blowing speeds! 🚀