Apr 21st: Brad Peterson of LUVOIR

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Podcaster:  Host : Fraser Cain ; Guest : Paul M. Sutter

Title: Weekly News Roundup: Brad Peterson of LUVOIR

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Description: This Week’s Stories:

  • Life on Enceladus & Europa?
  • A half-trillion dollar plan to go to Mars.
  • Life from asteroid strikes?

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Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )

Special Guest: Brad Peterson. Brad is a returning guest, and since his last appearance, he has been asked by NASA to serve as a community co-chair, with Debra Fischer of Yale, for the Science and Technology Definition Team for the Large Ultraviolet, Optical, and Infrared Surveyor (LUVOIR).

Brad has carried out research on active galactic nuclei for his entire career. He has been developing the technique of reverberation mapping for over 25 years. He is currently on appointment at STScI as Distinguished Visiting Astronomer, after retiring from the faculty of The Ohio State University in 2015 with 35 years of service, the last nine as chair of the Department of Astronomy. He is also a member of the NASA Advisory Council, for which he chairs the Science Committee. He was recently named chair-elect for the Astronomy Section of the AAAS.

Guests:

Morgan Rehnberg ( http://cosmicchatter.org/ & @MorganRehnberg )

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