36 episodes

Ask An Astrobiologist is in interactive talk show sponsored by the NASA Astrobiology Program, SAGANet.org, and the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science.

Each episode, our hosts, Dr. Sanjoy Som and Dr. Graham Lau (Blue Marble Space Institute for Science), interview one of the best and brightest scientists from the field of astrobiology, as well as fielding YOUR questions from Twitter, Facebook, and the SAGANet.org chat room.

Tweet @saganorg with #AskAstrobio to get your burning questions about astrobiology answered live on the air!

NASA's Ask An Astrobiologist Ask An Astrobiologist

    • Science
    • 4.7 • 3 Ratings

Ask An Astrobiologist is in interactive talk show sponsored by the NASA Astrobiology Program, SAGANet.org, and the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science.

Each episode, our hosts, Dr. Sanjoy Som and Dr. Graham Lau (Blue Marble Space Institute for Science), interview one of the best and brightest scientists from the field of astrobiology, as well as fielding YOUR questions from Twitter, Facebook, and the SAGANet.org chat room.

Tweet @saganorg with #AskAstrobio to get your burning questions about astrobiology answered live on the air!

    Episode 35: Dr. Ravi Kopparapu

    Episode 35: Dr. Ravi Kopparapu

    Our guest is Dr. Ravi Kopparapu, a research scientist from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, whose research interests include extrasolar planet habitability, atmospheric modeling, technosignatures, and more!

    Check out our website for the full transcript of this podcast, plus the full YouTube version of this episode: https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/ask-an-astrobiologist/episodes/42/

    • 58 min
    Episode 34: Dr. Jacob Haqq-Misra

    Episode 34: Dr. Jacob Haqq-Misra

    Check out our website for the full transcript of this podcast, plus the full YouTube version of this episode: https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/ask-an-astrobiologist/episodes/41/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 33: Dr. Eddie Schwieterman

    Episode 33: Dr. Eddie Schwieterman

    Our guest is Dr. Eddie Schwieterman, an astrobiologist and astronomer interested in studying planetary habitability and remote biosignatures to uncover the distribution of life in the Universe. Eddie received his undergraduate degrees from the Florida Institute of Technology in Physics and Astrophysics and his PhD in Astronomy and Astrobiology from the University of Washington in Seattle, working with the Virtual Planetary Laboratory and his advisor Dr. Victoria Meadows. After receiving his PhD, Eddie spent three years as a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Riverside working with the Alternative Earths team led by Dr. Timothy Lyons. Dr. Schwieterman is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Tech and will be starting as an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Riverside next month.

    Check out our website for the full transcript of this podcast, plus the full YouTube version of this episode: https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/ask-an-astrobiologist/episodes/40/

    • 52 min
    Episode 32: Dr. Kevin Hand

    Episode 32: Dr. Kevin Hand

    Please join us as we welcome Dr. Kevin Peter Hand, the Director of NASA JPL’s Ocean Worlds Lab! He's also a pre-Project Scientist for development of a Europa Lander/Ocean Worlds Lander mission concept. His research in the realm of astrobiology involves both numerical modeling and experiments in the physics and chemistry of the icy moons in our solar system. He’s recently authored the book “Alien Oceans: The Search for Life in the Depths of Space”.

    Check out our website for the full transcript of this podcast, plus the full YouTube version of this episode: https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/ask-an-astrobiologist/episodes/39/

    • 58 min
    Episode 31: Dr. Betül Kaçar

    Episode 31: Dr. Betül Kaçar

    Our guest is Dr. Betül Kaçar, an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona. She and her team explore the molecular mechanisms of evolution, the origin(s) of life, and the distributions of life in the cosmos. Dr. Kaçar uses a paleophenotyping method to resurrect ancient genes within modern organisms. Outside of her incredible career in research, she's also an educator and was one of the co-founders of SAGANet!

    Check out our website for the full transcript of this podcast, plus the full YouTube version of this episode: https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/ask-an-astrobiologist/episodes/38/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 30: Dr. Colin Goldblatt

    Episode 30: Dr. Colin Goldblatt

    Our guest is Dr. Colin Goldblatt, an Associate Professor of Earth System Evolution at the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. His research has focused on the atmospheric evolution of Earth and Earth-like planets elsewhere; bringing together atmospheric and climate science, geology, and geochemistry.

    Check out our website for the full transcript of this podcast, plus the full YouTube version of this episode: https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/ask-an-astrobiologist/episodes/37/

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Science

Listeners Also Subscribed To