SETI Institute Hangouts (Video Chats)
July 10, 2013Shaping the surface of Mars
A live hangout ON-Air with SETI Institute postdoctoral fellow Simone Silvestro, SETI Institute Planetary scientists Lori Fenton and Adrian Brown for a discussion of the erosion process on the Surface of Mars. Moderated by Franck Marchis, Planetary Astronomer at the SETI Institute.
July 02, 2013Announcing the new names of Pluto's smallest known moons
A SETI Institute Hangout with Mark Showalter (Senior researcher at the Carl Sagan Center of the SETI Institute), Nadia Drake (WIRED.com), Alan Boyle (MSNBC) about how the new names of Pluto's smallest known moons were selected, why William Shatner's choice, Vulcan was not one of the final names, how the IAU decides which names to accept and future naming opportunities.
May 24, 2013Exploration of the Titan Lakes
A SETI Institute Hangout with Nathalie Cabrol (Senior researcher at the Carl Sagan Center of the SETI Institute), Liam Pedersen (Senior Robotics Scientist at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley / NASA Ames Research Center), and Leslie E. Bebout (Microbial Ecologist at NASA Ames) on the exploration of the Titan Lakes.
May 22, 2013Are we ready to build a spaceship to explore nearby stars?
A SETI Institute video hangout with Gregory Benford (science fiction author) and Jill Tarter (Bernard Oliver Chair at the SETI Institute) on the Starship Century Symposium. This symposium coordinated by the new Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination in collaboration with Gregory and James Benford, aims at presenting ideas from science and science fiction.
May 16, 2013Ground-Control: An Opera in Space - (The International Space Orchestra) where space scientists become space musicians
Video chat about the International Space Orchestra moderated by Franck Marchis with Nelly Ben Hayoun, Janice Bishop, and John Cumbers.
April 17, 2013What Can the Communication Skills of Dolphins Teach Us About ET?
Video chat with Wild Dolphin Project's Denise Herzing and SETI Institute Scientists Laurance Doyle, Gerry Harp and Franck Marchis.
April 09, 2013Origin of Life in Hydrothermal Vents and Implications for Mars
A discussion with Michael Russel, a citizen scientist, and SETI Institute Scientists Niki Parenteau and Adrian Brown on the origin of life in hydrothermal vents and the implications for life of Mars. Moderated by SETI Institute Scientist, Franck Marchis.
April 04, 2013Characterizing the Atmospheres of Exoplanets: A New Challenge in Exoplanetary Science?
A discussion on characterizing the atmospheres of exoplanets: a new challenge in exoplanetary science. With scientists, Jon Jenkins (SETI Institute), Jonathan Fortney (UCSC), and Franck Marchis (SETI Institute). Moderated by Nadia Drake (Wired.com).
March 15, 2013An Update on The Search for Exolife
SETI Institute scientists, Dale Andersen, Lori Fenton, Franck Marchis and Cynthia Phillips discussed topics including life in extreme environments(extremophiles), life on Mars, Europa and future missions, and exoplanets. Jill Tarter moderated.
March 14, 2013SETI Institute Search for Exolife Hangout
SETI Institute scientists, Dale Andersen, Lori Fenton, Franck Marchis and Cynthia Phillips discuss various research topics including life in extreme environments (extremophiles), life on Mars, Europa and future missions, and exoplanets. Moderated by Jill Tarter.