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Senior Astronomer at The SETI Institute and host of the Big Picture Science Radio Show on NPR.
Seth claims to have developed an interest in extraterrestrial life at the tender age of eight, when he first picked up a book about the solar system. This innocent beginning eventually led to a degree in astronomy, and now, as Senior Astronomer, Seth is an enthusiastic participant in the Institute’s SETI observing programs. He was also the chair for a decade of the International Academy of Astronautics’ SETI Permanent Study Group.
In addition, Seth is keen on outreach activities: interesting the public – and especially young people – in science in general, and astrobiology in particular. He’s co-authored a college textbook on astrobiology, and continues to write trade books on SETI. In addition, he’s published more than 500 popular articles on science, gives more than fifty talks annually, and is the host of the SETI Institute’s weekly science radio show, “Big Picture Science.”
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