Archive for June, 2008

Science, Learning, and the fun we have in the process…

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

A bunch of people have asked me why I do a podcast. Some even ask why I do a science podcast. Paring that back a bit, it comes down to a couple of real questions. 1) Why science? 2) Why podcast? To answer the first part – I’ve always loved science. Ever since I was […]

066 – Seth Shostak – The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Dr Seth Shostak is a senior astronomer at the SETI Institute – we discuss the SETI program and about the possibility of intelligent life out there; the Drake Equation and how soon it might be before we find extra terrestrial life of some form. Also featured on today’s show are the Brain Teaser, Pin of […]

065 – Dr Pilar Gil-Pons – Binary Stars

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Dr Pilar Gil Pons is a postdoctoral researcher in the area of super asymptotic giant branch stars who has just received a grant by the Spanish government to work on SAGB stars at Monash University in Australia. She also happens to be an expert on binary stars, which is what I talked to her about […]