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Cool Science Radio December 28, 2017

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On today's show John and Lynn speak with guest Dr. Joel Green who is a project scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute. Dr. Green will discuss future space telescopes beyond the Hubble. And on the second half of the show they will speak with Park City High students; freshman Slade Schemmer, junior Caden Schindler, senior Zina Horman and sophomore Iva Chho who represented the all-girls team, Ultimum Dominarum. Their teams the Robominers, Inconceivables and Nuclear Minds all made it to the semi finals with the Robominers winning it all. 

John's curiosity with science and technology began at the age of 7 with the country's space program. With a subscription his parents gave him to Popular Science and Popular Mechanics along with other periodicals and Walter Cronkite's evening broadcast he studied everything space. He followed the lives of America's test pilots and astronauts who piloted Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft. His curiosity in how things were built led him to dismantling the family's window fan, toaster and lawnmower. Taking apart things was easy. Putting them back together, well, not so much. John grew up in New York state and Massachusetts with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He received a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of Maryland.