Broadcast 1688 (Special Edition)

11 Jan 2012 John Batchelor
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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Seth Shostak, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Kepler Space Telescope and SETI. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, The topics in this 11 minute plus segment focused on the Kepler Space Telescope (KST) and the search for life supporting planets as an enhancement to SETI. Dr. Shostak explained several of the recent KST discoveries in the context of SETI and answered many related SETI questions posed by John and me. For example, I asked Seth if KST was changing the odds and the number of potential targets per the Drake Equation. Don't miss this segment which helps us all understand the added value of KST and SETI. Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog for everyone to see and read. You can learn more about Seti at



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