What can you say about the sun? It sits not only at the center of our solar system but has, over time, been at the center of religions, scriptures, songs, art and countless other aspects of our culture.
We've relied on it's light, heat and gravity for as long as we've been around and continue to find ways to harness its energy for our daily needs. This hour, we look at the place our sun holds, not only in human history but in the cosmos as well and ask what the future holds for our nearest star.
- Dr. John Grimm- Professor at Yale University and expert on religion and ecology; author of Ecology and Religion (Foundations of Contemporary Environmental Studies Series)
- Dr. Sarbani Basu- Professor and Chair of the Astronomy Department at Yale University specializing in solar and stellar astrophysics
- Dr. John Perlin- Physicist at UCLA Santa Barbara; author of Let It Shine: The 6000 Year Story of Solar Energy
- Dr. Christina Agapakis- Biologist, writer, and artist interested biotechnology; Creative Director at Ginko Bioworks, an organism design company
Colin McEnroe, Greg Hill, Betsy Kaplan, Jonathan McNicol and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on August 11, 2016.