Dave Schlom

Host, Blue Dot

Dave Schlom has taught the physical sciences at Corning Union High School since 1991. A lifelong amateur astronomer and astronomy educator, he has a passion for both the earth and the space sciences, which are the principal areas of focus for guests on Blue Dot. He started doing radio interviews on space and astronomy topics for local stations like KFM and KPAY in the 1980s and into the 90s, where he was a popular go-to guest for local radio personalities. He is also an expert on the history and geology of Lassen Volcanic National Park, where he has served as a volunteer for decades. Dave enjoys a quiet life at home with his partner in life, Cheryl, and their two dogs, Elvis and Pearl, at their Red Bluff residence.

Chip Miller details the findings from CARVE — Carbon in Arctic Reservoirs Vulnerability Experiment — and tells us why those findings are important for the study of Earth's climate. 

 

SMAP: Pre-Launch

Jan 8, 2015

Dara Entekhabi gives an overview of how the SMAP (Soil Moisture Passive Active) observatory will work, and why. 

Extreme climber Alex Honnold talks with host Dave Schlom about his insane free solo climbs, his philanthropy, common misconceptions about him and what it means to take on some of nature's biggest challenges.   

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