Exolife Hangout

Join us each week as we discuss the latest discoveries of planets around other stars, the possibility of life on these other worlds, the challenges of getting to these distant planets and much, much more.

Exolife Hangout: Happy Pi Day!

14th Mar, 2018

This week we'll talk about Pi Day, Stephen Hawking's death, the GAO report on the JWST mission and much, much more.

Finding Earth 2.0

27th Feb, 2018

Finding another planet like Earth outside of our solar system is now a possibility like never before. More than at any other time in human history, we have to tools to begin finding Earth's twin.

Making Contact with Dr. Jill Tarter

29th Jan, 2018

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

The Case for K Dwarf Stars

15th Jan, 2018

What types of stars are most likely to have planets that harbor complex life? Astronomers (and everyone else for that matter) are very interested in finding out if there is life in the universe besides our own. One area of inquiry has been about

Should the Singularity be something to fear?

2nd Nov, 2017

Help support Deep Astronomy by getting one month free trial of The Great Courses Plus: http://ow.ly/AVDF30fiZ33 Whether you believe in the singularly or not, there’s one thing that everyone agrees on, the rapid improvement and pace of all our tech

Can we find life in exoplanet atmospheres?

19th Oct, 2017

Join us for the latest in our ExoLife Hangouts! When astronomers build telescopes to find life on nearby exoplanets, they're built with a wide range of capabilities including analyzing atmospheres for life signs. By using polar spectrometers they