The Father of SETI: Q&A with Astronomer Frank Drake

Message boards : SETI@home Science : The Father of SETI: Q&A with Astronomer Frank Drake
Message board moderation

To post messages, you must log in.

AuthorMessage
Dr Who Fan
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 8 Jan 01
Posts: 2649
Credit: 715,342
RAC: 4
United States
Message 1647161 - Posted: 27 Feb 2015, 5:49:13 UTC

From Space.com:
The Father of SETI: Q&A with Astronomer Frank Drake

Space.com caught up with Drake to discuss the current state of SETI during an exclusive interview at the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) 2015 symposium, which was held here from Jan. 27 to Jan. 29.

Drake serves on the NASA NIAC External Council and is chairman emeritus of the SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif. and director of the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe.

ID: 1647161 · Report as offensive
Profile Bob DeWoody
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 9 May 10
Posts: 3374
Credit: 4,182,900
RAC: 10
United States
Message 1647274 - Posted: 27 Feb 2015, 14:00:31 UTC

Interesting interview. Frank Drake still seems ever the optimist regarding the chances of detecting ET's communications.

Even though recent studies indicate that radio signals emitted from earth dissipate into the background noise only a couple of LY out he still refers to the notion that radio signals from earth have reached stars out to over 100 LY. I wonder who is right.
Bob DeWoody

My motto: Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow as it may not be required. This no longer applies in light of current events.
ID: 1647274 · Report as offensive
Profile Julie
Volunteer moderator
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 28 Oct 09
Posts: 34017
Credit: 18,883,157
RAC: 18
Belgium
Message 1647425 - Posted: 27 Feb 2015, 20:06:39 UTC

Posted it on facebook, really interesting! The Drake equation is something that's still boggling my mind nowadays...
rOZZ
Music
Pictures
ID: 1647425 · Report as offensive

Message boards : SETI@home Science : The Father of SETI: Q&A with Astronomer Frank Drake


 
©2022 University of California
 
SETI@home and Astropulse are funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA, and donations from SETI@home volunteers. AstroPulse is funded in part by the NSF through grant AST-0307956.