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The Exolife Finder Telescope ELF Update

5th Feb, 2019 - 1950 views

Telescope Talk Hangouts are sponsored by OPT Telescopes: https://bit.ly/2SwhmVB It's time to check back in with our friends from the PLANETS Foundation to see how things are going with the Exolife Finder Telescope. Don't know what that is? Don't w

Making Contact with Dr. Jill Tarter

29th Jan, 2018 - 2336 views

This hangout features a giant in the field of SETI research: Dr. Jill Tarter. In this ExoLife Hangout we invite Dr. Jill Tarter, co-founder of the SETI Institute, to talk about her new book Making Contact. Tarter’s work has brought her wide recogn

Can Globular Clusters Harbor Interstellar Civilizations?

30th Aug, 2017 - 4006 views

Can Globular Clusters Harbor Ancient Civilizations? Globular clusters are a spherical collection of stars very tightly bound by gravity, which gives them relatively high stellar densities toward their centers. In 2016 Dr. Rosanne Di Stefano co-aut

Dr Robert Zubrin: Some Reasons Why NASA Has Problems Getting Us to Mars - Exolife Hangout Excerpt

23rd Aug, 2017 - 1905 views

We have been releasing segments from our weekly live hangouts held on Wednesdays and Thursdays. This hangout originally aired on June 7th, 2017. The Exolife Hangout is held every Wednesday at 5pm ET. Please subscribe to this channel and activate n

Breakthrough Starshot Updates w/ Avi Loeb

27th Jul, 2017 - 3562 views

My Mic echo goes away about three minutes in. I figured out the cause and fixed it. Can we really travel to other stars? Can Breakthrough Starshot meet its goals? Breakthrough Starshot aims to demonstrate proof of concept for ultra-fast light-dri

Von Neumann Probes and the Fermi Paradox

29th Jun, 2017 - 8061 views

Can the galaxy be colonized in a reasonable time using Von Neumann probes? Named after the Hungarian-born American mathematician John von Neumann, a Von Neumann probe is a self-replicating device that could, one day, be used to explore every facet o

Colossus: Finding alien life with a new type of telescope.

22nd Jun, 2017 - 4508 views

The PLANETS Foundation is currently building a prototype for a revolutionary new type of large-scale telescope called Colossus, designed to find and characterize life on the nearest 300 star systems within 70 light years of Earth. The PLANETS Foun

What's So Great About TRAPPIST-1?

15th Jun, 2017 - 4371 views

Since the discovery of this system of seven terrestrial planets around an obscure, cool, red-dwarf star some 40 light years away, astronomers and the public have become very excited. Why? What's so great about this system? Located only 40 light-y

Is Life Common in the Universe?

1st Jun, 2017 - 4709 views

How ubiquitous is life in the universe? Can life form easily from nothing or is it very difficult? Is life strewn throughout the cosmos? Watch this hangout to explore these questions and many more! The question of the commonality of life in the

The Great Silence: Where is Everybody?

25th May, 2017 - 6726 views

Sooo the live stream was really messed up and we had to send people over to Twitch, which streamed beautifully. This video was messed up afterward, but now appears fine, so I made it public again. So strange. Where is everybody? Why haven't we hea

The Future of SETI w/ Ground-Based Telescopes

18th May, 2017 - 3427 views

Where are we in our search for extraterrestrial life? What is the future and how will ground-based telescopes help? The first modern SETI experiment was created by Frank Drake in 1960 with Project Ozma. Over 50 years later, we still haven't heard

ExoLife Communication

11th May, 2017 - 2369 views

How can we ever hope to communicate with any life in the universe if we find it? What are the methods available? What are the challenges? Is it even possible? Life in the universe may be common or it may be rare, we don't know yet. For all we know,