May 15th: Guest: Dr. Seth Shostak From the SETI Institute

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Podcaster: Host : Fraser Cain ; Guest: Dr. Seth Shostak, Dr. Kimberly Cartier, Pam Hoffman, Chris Carr

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Title: Weekly Space Hangout –  Guest: Dr. Seth Shostak From the SETI Institute

Link: Cosmoquest: http://cosmoquest.org

Description:  Today’s story:

  • The 100th anniversary of “The Great Debate”.
  • Some things to look at in the night sky.
  • Maybe. Maybe. The naked eye comet we’ve been expecting.
  • More  things to look at in the night sky.
  • Uninhabitable Martian brines. :^(
  • Even more support for plumes on Europa.
  • An interesting idea to intercept interstellar objects.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )

Special Guest: 

This week we are pleased to welcome Seth Shostak to the Weekly Space Hangout. Seth is Senior Astronomer and Institute Fellow at the SETI Institute. With degrees in physics and astronomy from Princeton University and Caltech, he has a long history of research in radio astronomy and in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, or SETI.

Seth has written more than 600 popular articles on science and technology, and hosts the weekly science radio show “Big Picture Science.” He has authored four books.

He is a frequent guest and commentator on radio and television. His TV appearances include Larry King Live, Colbert Report, Nightline, and countless Discovery, History Channel, and National Geographic Channel programs.

You can follow Seth on Twitter at @sethshostak and learn more about him at his website http://sethshostak.com/

To learn more about Big Picture Science and to find past episodes, visit their webpage http://bigpicturescience.org/. You can also find them on Twitter at @BiPiSci

And don’t forget to visit the SETI Institute website at https://seti.org/

Regular Guest:

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