Midday West Michigan: Supernovae: Terrifying to the ancients, fascinating today
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David Moore October 17, 2012 | WGVU 2012 has been THE year for celestial events. Meteor showers, rare planetary conjunctions, a Venus transit and eclipses were among the things that kept us gazing skyward.
This coming Saturday at Grand Rapids’ Schuler Books, an astronomer from Michigan State University will focus on an event we’re NOT likely to see anytime soon---but then again, nobody really knows.
Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, David Moore chats with Dr. Horace Smith, Professor of Astronomy at Michigan State University.
A supernova, he explains, marks the dramatic death of a star in a very violent explosion.
Dr. Horace Smith is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University. His presentation, The Next Supernova in the Milky Way Galaxy, is this Saturday, 7p.m. at Grand Rapids Schuler Books on 28th Street SE.
Today Beating holiday stress one task at a time Undated December 4, 2013 | WGVU Today on WGVU Midday West Michigan, David Moore chats with Mary Jo Thiel, psychologist at Grand Valley State University’s counseling center, about holiday stress and why it seems to plague so many of us. ListenDownload Facing your fears December 4, 2013 | WGVU Dr. Norman Rosenthal is best known as the psychiatrist to first diagnose seasonal affect disorder. He's written eight books. His latest is "The Gift of Adversity: The Unexpected Benefits of Life's Difficulties, Setbacks, and Imperfections." ListenDownload
Monday Tribal sovereignty at issue in US Supreme Court case Washington DC December 2, 2013 | MPRN The United States Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a fight over a tribal casino in a small northern Michigan town. But there's more than just a casino at stake in this case.
As Rick Pluta explains, the case revolves around the sovereign right of tribal governments to be immune from lawsuits. ListenDownload