Seth Shostak is an American astronomer, currently Senior Astronomer and Director, Center for SETI Research.
Our convo starts with Seth sharing a little about how he got into science as a kid and SETI’s (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) history. We then learn more about the science of astronomy and the process of searching for extra-terrestrial life. A very exciting peek into the forefront of research and a glimpse of what lies ahead for us in this great episode!
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- Seth shares a little bit about himself. [04:30]
- As a young kid, what got you into Science? [05:25]
- Seth gives an opinion about Planet of the Apes. [06:50]
- SETI’s history. [07:45]
- What chances we have to find another life out there? [10:30]
- The most likely place that we can find life. [14:15]
- How do you search radio waves? [20:30]
- An alternative way to find Extraterrestrial life. [24:00]
- Why Aliens don’t come to us? [28:30]
- What can you see 50 years after? [31:00]
- The importance of finding alien life. [32:05]
- Asteroids hitting the Planet Earth [36:50]
- Why do some people think that aliens are here millions of years ago? [40:00]
- Seth’s prediction, 25 years from now. [43:40]
- What is the future of SETI? [56:30]
- Artificial Intelligence's future [57:30]
- 6 from 6 [1:01:15]
- What type of music are you listening to? [1:01:35]
- What are your hobbies? [1:02:25]
- If you intake your past early on in your life, what would it be? [1:03:35]
- Where is your favorite travel destination? [1:04:45]
- What is your dream destination? [1:06:25]
- When you are on a desert island, what three things that you would bring? [1:22:40]
- City Institute, Silicon Valley
- Radio Telescope
- Frank Drake
- Milky Way Galaxy
- Carl Sagan
- Andromeda Galaxy
- Tabby’s Star
- Microbial Life
- Intelligent life
- Charles Darwin
- Homo sapiens
- Triple J
- Stamp Collecting
- Middle East
- Big Picture Science