Raptor Center and Transit of Venus
1:00 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Raptor Center and Transit of Venus

Surrey, a British barn owl from the Carolina Raptor Center in our Spirit Square studio. Part One: Raptor Center We reach for the skies, and then beyond on this edition of Charlotte Talks. First we take to the air with the birds of the Raptor Center. Officials there are training the birds for a new show and we will learn about training methods, the show and the sort of birds that live at the center. Guests Amber Rosintoski - Bird Curator, Carolina Raptor Center Natalie Childers - Programs Director, Carolina Raptor Center Part Two: Transit of Venus In the second part of the show, we soar into space with local astronomy experts to talk about an extremely rare visit from the planet Venus, light pollution and more. Flying birds and orbiting planets are ahead. Guests Dr. Dan Caton - Professor of Astronomy at Appalachian State University Mark Hoecker - President of the Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club Ken Streiner - Observatory Director for the Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club Transit of Venus.org

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