Friday, March 13, 2009

Death of a Star on Nat Geo

I was remiss in pointing out that Palomar's Hale Telescope was shown briefly (& mostly for eye candy) last night on Naked Science: Death of a Star on the National Geographic Channel.

The episode chronicles the discovery of the long tail of the star Mira that was found by Chris Martin of Caltech and Mark Siebert of the Carnegie Institution using the UV Galex satellite.

It looks like the show will be repeated on Sunday March 15 @ 2 p.m. As always, check your local listings.

Here's a clip: