Astrowright staff appears with scientists from SwRI, Johns Hopkins University, others on new Weather Channel series

We at Astrowright are pleased to report that our Principal Research Scientist is appearing alongside leading national and international researchers to discuss astronomy, geology, and planetary science in the context of a new series currently airing on The Weather Channel.

Ben McGee, as seen interviewed on “Forecasting the End.” (Image credit: The Weather Channel)

The television project, entitled, “Forecasting the End,” includes post-doctoral researchers, professors, and scientists from vanguard institutions such as the Southwest Research Institute, the B612 Foundation, and Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory, who help viewers explore low-probability, high-impact disaster scenarios.  These include planetary, cosmic and astrophysical events such as asteroid impacts, orbital perturbations, and gamma-ray bursts from nearby stars.

A gravity-induced orbital perturbation as depicted on Forecasting the End. (Credit: The Weather Channel)

Using these disaster scenarios to explore hypothetical weather catastrophes, the series emphasizes current research in asteroid detection and mitigation, radiation detection and protection, as well as long-term cryostorage of plant and animal tissues viable for reproduction, which is applicable to the space environment.

The show airs on Thursdays at 9:00pm, (8:00 central).

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About astrowright

Geologist, hydrologist, environmental scientist, meteorologist, radiological engineer, adjunct college instructor, federal emergency responder, author, jazz musician, and NewSpace entrepreneur. Founder and Principal Research Scientist of Astrowright Spaceflight Consulting LLC.
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