Seth Shostak

Seth Shostak
Senior Astronomer and Director, Center for SETI Research
Degree/Major: 
PhD, Astronomy
Curriculum Vitae: 

Seth claims to have developed an interest in extraterrestrial life at the tender age of ten, when he first picked up a book about the solar system. This innocent beginning eventually led to a degree in radio astronomy, and now, as Senior Astronomer, Seth is an enthusiastic participant in the Institute’s SETI observing programs. He also heads up the International Academy of Astronautics’ SETI Permanent Committee.

In addition, Seth is keen on outreach activities: interesting the public – and especially young people – in science in general, and astrobiology in particular. He’s co-authored a college textbook on astrobiology, and has written three trade books on SETI. In addition, he’s published more than 400 popular articles on science -- including regular contributions to both the Huffington Post and Discover Magazine blogs -- gives many dozens of talks annually, and is the host of the SETI Institute’s weekly science radio show, “Big Picture Science.” 

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Big Picture Science Radio Show

Monies from the grant will be used to augment the “on-site” feel and appeal of our programming in several ways.

Astrobiology Education and Outreach Projects at the SETI Institute

A proposal seeking funding for the continued production of one-hour science radio show, travel expenses for guests, and the development of a database on societal impacts of astrobiology.