Blue Dot: A conversation with Frank Drake Award winning SETI astronomer Shelley Wright
Host Dave Schlom visits with the 2022 recipient of the Frank Drake Award from the SETI Institute, Dr. Shelley Wright. Wright has pioneered instrumentation and techniques for doing optical and near-infrared SETI (Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence).
Astronomer Lucianne Walkowicz from the Adler Planetarium in Chicago joins us to talk about Wright's work and why she was selected to win the award, named for the founder of the SETI Institute and one of the field's greatest astronomers -- Frank Drake.
After visiting Shelley Wright about everything from SETI to supermassive black holes, Dave is joined by producer Matt Fidler to talk about wrapping up our Apollo@50 series and Dave reviews the new Netflix film from Richard Linklater Apollo 10 1/2.