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In The Moment ... The Science And History Of The Vernal Equinox

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Lori Walsh
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Dr. Richard Swanson

In The Moment ... March 20, 2017 Show 053 Hour 2

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Dr. Yari Collado-Vega

We welcome the first day of Spring with conversations about the Vernal Equinox. First we talk with NASA scientist Yari Collado-Vega with news from NASA about the dance of the solar system as well as a preview of a major astronomical event in August.

We continue the conversation by asking what the vernal equinox has meant throughout history for humanity. Dr. Richard Swanson is with Augustana University's Religion Department.

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SDPB's Gary Ellenbolt joins us with an update of the state basketball championships.

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Plus, for this week's Images of the Past, we look back at a very different month of March in state history. This week in 1881 flooding had a major impact on towns like Vermillion and Yankton. With us for more is Crystal Nelson. She's with the Dakota Territorial Museum in Yankton.

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