Watch this Space

Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 17:00

Maybe no one can hear you scream in space, but there's plenty of news coming from the realms beyond Earth. And like human antennas, we're here to pick it up, and send it down the wires to you. We'll enlighten you on missions to both the nearby cosmos - the weird worlds of the outer solar system - and distant space: the efforts to search the deep depths of the universe for exploding stars, dark galaxies and... signs of intelligent life.

Our foray into the latest space research takes us from coast to coast. Molly reports from the American Astronomical Society's Division of Planetary Sciences meeting in Florida on the upcoming missions to the outer solar system, and Seth is at the Hat Creek Radio Observatory in California, at the dedication of the new Allen Telescope Array.


  • Kevin Baines> - principal scientist in the Planetary Science and Life Detection Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Chris Parkinson - research scientist at the University of Michigan
  • Hunter Waite - Institute Scientist at Southwest Research Institute
  • Bob Pappalardo - principal scientist in the Planetary Ices Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Paul Allen - technologist and co-founder of Microsoft
  • Ron Ekers - radio astronomer, former President of the International Astronomical Union
  • Leo Blitz - radio astronomer, University of California Berkeley
  • Jill Tarter - Director of SETI Research, SETI Institute
  • Steve Trimberger - engineer and technologist
  • Greg Papadopoulos - Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Research and Development, Sun Microsystems
  • Alex Filippenko - astronomer, University of California Berkeley
  • Bill Oxley - radio host
  • Mel Wright - astronomer, University of California Berkeley
  • Gerry Harp - scientist, SETI Institute
  • Judith Golub - computer industry entrepreneur
  • David Liddle - technologist and futurist
  • Frank Drake - Director of the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe, SETI Institute