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Saturday May 14th, 2016 with Lady Mary and Vicomte Regis
Astronomy Domine

Marking Astronomy Day with tracks about space, planets, stars; all forms of celestial bodies.
Heavy, Heavy, Heavy
Geraldo Pino and the Heartbeats - Afro Rock - Kona 02009
The Bath of Stars
Art Bears - Winter Songs - Recommended 01979
Astronaut Anthem
Meredith Monk - Do You Be - ECM 01987
Amsi Sameer Al-Nojoom (Night Stars Watcher)
Ahman Al-Harasi - Qat, Coffee and Qambus - Parlortone 02012
Surrounded by the Stars
Amon Duul II - Wolf City - United Artists 01972
In addition to Astronomy Day falling on this date, earlier this week May 9th Mercury transited the sun, during daytime hours here in North America. One of 14 such treks this century, the last transit of the planet fell in 2006, the next will be 2019, and then not again until 2032. A few tracks now about Mercury.
Mercury Retrograde
Purling Hiss - Water on Mars - Drag City 02013
Mercury Blues
David Lindley - El Rayo Ex - Asylum 01981
Envy No Good
Mercury Dance Band - Afro Rock - Kona 02009
Standing Room Only, Mr Mars
Reign Ghost - Reign Ghost - Out.sider 02014 (RE) Canadian
Life on Mars?
David Bowie - Hunky Dory - RCA 01971
Saturn of Chagrin
HRSTA - Ghosts Will Come and Kiss Our Eyes - Constellation 02007 Canadian
Also of note: today is the anniversary of the launching of Skylab, in 1973. Now for a few more tracks about space and the space traveler...
Planet Ride
Julian Cope - Saint Julian - Island 01987
Milky Way Moses
Tasavallan Presidentti - Milky Way Moses - Janus 01974
Other Side of the Sky
Gong - Angels Egg - Virgin 01973
Truth is Dark Like Outer Space
Evengelista - Hello, Voyager - Constellation 02008 Canadian
Space is deep
Hawkwind - Doremi Fasol Latido - Back on Black records 02011
Blood moon
Ancient ocean - Blood moon - Beyond beyond is beyond 02014
Blast Magic
Comet Control - Comet Control - Tee Pee records 02104 Canadian
Astro Black
Sun Ra - Astro Black - Impulse records
Interactive CKCU
Hi Mary so nice to hear Life on Mars! Loving the astronomy theme & facts too.

8:45 PM, May 14th, 2016
Mary MacKinnon (host)
Thanks Jasmine! That's one of my favourite Bowie tracks, for sure!

8:46 PM, May 14th, 2016
Project: "Names for Nine Moons"

8:55 PM, May 14th, 2016
Mary MacKinnon (host)
Regis suggests 'Linda' for one of the moons.

8:57 PM, May 14th, 2016
Mary MacKinnon (host)
I propose 'Cornelius'.

9:10 PM, May 14th, 2016
Just a fan.
I think Regis would be a great moon name.

9:12 PM, May 14th, 2016
Mary MacKinnon (host)
Thanks for tuning in to celebrate Astronomy Day with us! Keep on watching the stars!

9:56 PM, May 14th, 2016
Mike P.
Loved the show. Great view of Jupiter and the moon coming together in Virgo last night. Thanks!

10:00 PM, May 14th, 2016