Guest: Octavio Alfonso Chon Torres
BlueSciCon (“Blue Marble Space Science Conversations”) is our scientific seminar series that focuses on topics relevant to the research undertaken by the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science. Each show features expert discussions of contemporary research or current events in science. The goal of BlueSciCon seminars is to allow the host to obtain feedback on their ideas from our live audience, and to make available out novel ideas, discuss philosophical insights, or comments on current events to our podcast audience.
Guest: Wojciech Gładysz
Topic: Will the future of space exploration be crowd funded?
BlueSciCon Episode 45: Sniffing Alien Atmospheres: Exoplanet spectrophotometry (from ground-, airborne- and space-based observatories)
Guest: Dr. Daniel Angerhausen
Subject: Sniffing Alien Atmospheres: Exoplanet spectrophotometry (from ground-, airborne- and space-based observatories)
BlueSciCon Episode 44: The specialization of the proto-mitochondrion as the respiratory organelle of eukaryotes
Guest: Dr. Sergio Muñoz-Gómez
Subject: The specialization of the proto-mitochondrion as the respiratory organelle of eukaryotes
BlueSciCon Episode 43: Stars without wars – Institutionalization of space research and its role in the international security environment
Guest: Haritina Mogosanu
Questions to consider:
What factors allow an institution like NASA to enable both space research and international security?
What is meant by the institutionalization of space research?
What historical factors from the space race are still lingering today?
How should nations balance the sharing of space resources with security concerns?