Thursday, March 19, 2020

Burst 33 - Astronomer David Blank Comments on Episode 41

Released: 20 March 2020
Duration: 31 minutes, 42 seconds

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Astronomer David Blank responded to our invitation to comment on the Villarroel+ paper we covered in Episode 41, which he describes as "very fascinating."


The VASCO project: I. USNO objects missing in modern sky surveys and follow-up observations of a "missing star"
Dorrit Hoffleit  and her autobiography: Misfortunes as Blessings in Disguise
Bradley Schaefer and the Harvard Plates
Josh Grindlay, PI of DASCH
The Very Large Array Sky Survey
The VASCO Citizen Science Project



Host and Producer: Paul Carr
Music: Lloyd Rogers

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  1. Future topic: Extragalactic SETI.

  2. Dr. Andrew Siemion got his Ph.D. doing SETI research, with advisor Dan Werthimer.

  3. Buying an essay is like buying some time. Give yourself the gift of time today – savour a coffee, read a book, catch up on your favourite TV show, or go to that party – whatever it is you choose to do, don’t make it your essay!