This week on Call it Classical:

The Planets by Gustav Holst. Performed by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Charles Dutoit

  1. Mars, the Bringer of War
  2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
  3. Mercury, the Winged Messenger
  4. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
  5. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
  6. Uranus, The Magician
  7. Neptune, The Mystic

The Planets have influenced the music in many space related movies, such as Apollo 13. Pluto is not included as it had not been discovered at the time.
Chamber Concerto In D by Antonio Vivaldi – Movement 2, Largo on Guitar

Space News:

Mercury, Mars, Venus, Saturn and Jupiter are all in a straight line. They can be seen in the East just before sunrise. More information can be found in this New York Times article.

There may be a new 9th planet. Science Friday Interview.

Last week was the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion.

Monday was the 13th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Colombia Disaster.

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