SETI Institute Hangouts (Video Chats)


April 17, 2014
Hangout On-Air - Kepler 186f - A Planet in the Habitable Zone (video)
A video interview with Elisa Quintana, Tom Barclay and Jason Rowe about the recent discovery of an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star. Hosted by Jill Tarter.

March 24, 2014
Franck Marchis and the SOFIA Flight
Hangout-On Air -- Senior Research Scientist, Franck Marchis shares the details of his recent experience aboard SOFIA.

March 05, 2014
Jason Rowe and the Planet Bonanza
An interview with Jason Rowe, Research Scientist at the SETI Institute and member of NASA's Kepler mission.

December 12, 2013
News about Europa, Icy Moon of Jupiter, from the American Geophysical Union Meeting
A discussion about the recent discoveries in the study of Europa, a satellite of Jupiter.

November 25, 2013
The Kepler Story, an Intersection of Art and Science
A SETI Institute hangout with Nina Wise, writer/director of The Kepler Story, and Jill Tarter, astronomer and Bernard Oliver chair for SETI research. We will discuss the intersection of art and science, especially as it relates to the life, discoveries, and scientific legacy of 17th century astronomer Johannes Kepler.

November 19, 2013
What can we learn from a dusty Mars?
A Hangout with our SETI Institute scientists Tim Michaels, Lori Fenton, Ross Beyer and Franck Marchis to discuss the study of Mars dust using NASA and ESA space missions. What can we learn about the Red Planet's past by studying the motion of the dust on Mars?

November 14, 2013
Is Our Galaxy Full of Planets? A Post-Kepler conference II discussion
A hangout discussing several exciting results presented at the Kepler science conference II. Jason Rowe announced the discovery of 833 new planet candidates including several in the habitable zone of their host star. From a remarkable statistical analysis of Kepler data, scientists believe more than a fifth of sun-like stars in the Milky Way are likely to host planets roughly the size and temperature of Earth.

November 06, 2013
Interview with Peter Jenniskens about Chelyabinsk meteor
An interview with SETI Institute Meteor Astronomer Peter Jenniskens about the Chelyabinsk meteor impact in Feb. 2013.

September 30, 2013
Searching for extraterrestrial civilizations with the Colossus telescope
A Hangout to discuss the potential of the colossus telescope, a 50-100m aperture telescope to search for extraterrestrial civilizations and the signatures of biospheres on exoplanets around nearby stars.

September 26, 2013
Our Interstellar Future in the eyes of Science and Science-Fiction
Geoff Landis, Physicist and Science Fiction Author and Allen Steele, Award Winning Science Fiction Author, hangout with SETI Institute scientists Cynthia Phillips and Franck Marchis (host & moderator) to discuss on the Starship Century book and symposiums dedicated to the exploration of our galaxy using a starship. When will we be ready to go there?

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