The first images from the James Webb Space Telescope are amazing, and Mat Kaplan of the Planetary Society says they're changing the way we think about the universe. SPECIAL VIDEO INFORMATION BELOW!
The first images from the James Webb Space Telescope are amazing, and Mat Kaplan of the Planetary Society says they're changing the way we think about the universe.
VIDEO SPECIAL FEATURE: For much of the episode, Mat, John and Don refer to the first five images generated by the James Webb Space Telescope. But fear not! We're not sending you scrambling to the internet to find those images! Click on this link:
and you can play clips of the show while watching the images that are being described!
Mat Kaplan was just 17 when he got his first job in broadcasting, yet it wasn't until the 2002 premiere of The Planetary Society's popular weekly broadcast and podcast series Planetary Radio that he combined his twin loves of space and radio. A Planetary Society staff member for more than 15 years, Mat also plans and manages technical support for Planetfest celebrations and other major events and webcasts.
Outside of The Planetary Society, he hosts a series of live events for Southern California Public Radio called NEXT: People|Science|Tomorrow, and frequently serves as moderator or speaker at space and science gatherings. His extensive background in journalism has ranged from public radio reporter covering the political conventions to movie reviewer for an international magazine. Some may remember him as a correspondent for a pioneering national TV series about personal computers. Mat also enjoyed a 30-year career in higher education that included major television awards and recognition for service to the community.