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HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips hosted Stargazer on Mondays to discuss the latest developments in astronomy. Stargazer is no longer in production. The last episode aired on Oct. 16, 2023.

February 2 - 8, 2015 Stargazer: The Dawn Spacecraft Closes In On Ceres

Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch

We’ve got multiple planets at sunset to look for, a few well-known satellites cruising past, and we get an exciting update on the NASA Dawn spacecraft, heading into the Asteroid Belt to the dwarf planet Ceres as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer report.

Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
Newly shot images by NASA's Dawn spacecraft as it approaches Ceres, the dwarf planet in the Asteroid Belt

Dave Lawrence is the local host of All Things Considered, Road Stories (formerly Off the Road), and Stargazer.
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