Podcaster: Beth Johnson, Franck Marchis, and Simon Steel (alternate hosts); Guest: Seth Shostak

Title: SETI Live: What to Expect in 2024 in Space

Organization: SETI Institute

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The new year has begun, and it’s time for your favorite hosts – Dr. Franck Marchis and Beth Johnson – to run down some of the space science to look forward to in 2024. We will talk about launches, missions, celestial events (including a certain solar eclipse), and even SETI Institute’s 40th anniversary. So come watch live and bring your questions! 

Bio: Beth Johnson is a communications specialist and social media manager with a degree in physics and master’s work in planetary science. She specializes in meteor showers, icy moons, and anything with volcanoes.

Franck Marchis is a senior planetary astronomer and chair of the exoplanet group at the Carl Sagan Center of the SETI Institute and Chief Scientific Officer and Founder at Unistellar. He has dedicated his work to the study of our solar system, specifically the search for asteroids with moons, using mainly ground-based telescopes equipped with adaptive optics.

Simon Steel is Deputy Director of the Carl Sagan Center for Research at the SETI Institute. As an observational astrophysicist, he specialized in optical spectrophotometry, with an interest in the star formation histories of galaxies.

Seth Shostak, senior astronomer in SETI

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