Physics Students to Be Heard Around the World


Publication Date: 4/7/2009

On Thursday, April 9, Joshua Fuchs ’11 and Travis Rasor ’10 will contribute an eight-minute podcast to 365 Days of Astronomy, a project that publishes a podcast every day of 2009, the International Year of Astronomy

During their podcast, Fuchs and Rasor will discuss Skylab, the first space station launched into orbit. The SkyLab Mission expanded our knowledge of the sun while also proving that humans could live and work in space.

Fuchs and Rasor will also talk about the personal connection that Rhodes has with SkyLab. Dr. Robert M. MacQueen, Professor Emeritus of Physics, worked with physics students in the 1980s and 90s using data recorded during the SkyLab missions to study the sun’s corona.

The 365 Days of Astronomy podcasts are about anything astronomy related.  The episodes are written, recorded and produced by people all over the world.  To hear Fuchs and Rasor’s podcast on April 9, visit the Web site for the 365 Days of Astronomy project or check it out on iTunes.

Fuchs is a physics major from Austin, Texas, and Rasor is a computer science major and physics minor from Manvel, Texas.