SETI Institute Hangouts (Video Chats)
March 05, 2014Jason 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, 2013News 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, 2013The 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, 2013What 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, 2013Is 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, 2013Interview 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, 2013Searching 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, 2013Our 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?
September 19, 2013Searching for Kardashev Type II and III Civilizations with WISE
A discussion of the potential use of the WISE telescope to detect extraterrestrial super-civilizations that acquire a large energy supply by building a mega-structure to harvest the energy of their star("Dyson Sphere") or entire galaxy. With Freeman Dyson, Jason Wright, Matt Povich, Jill Tarter and Franck Marchis.
August 13, 2013An Update about Pluto on the Eve of New Horizons' Exploration
In 2015, the NASA New Horizons spacecraft will flyby the dwarf planet Pluto and its complex system of satellites. In this hangout we discuss perspectives on this flyby and the predictions made by planetary scientists who attended the Pluto conference in July 2013.