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Looking Up: Aliens Redux

We all want to believe in the possiblity of extra terrestrial life and there's lots of compelling UFO documentation and videos coming from the Pentagon these days... but what are the odds of actual contact with alien life in the near future? In this episode, Anna is ready to believe, while Dean, ever the astute man of science he is, explains some of his skepticism.

They are also joined by Assistant Professor of Astronomy at the University of Washington, Emily Levesque to discuss her recent book The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronmy's Vanishing Explorers. She'll enlighten us to some of the many struggles researching astronomers face in their field from cloudy skies to access to the best telescopes and more.

Dean Regas is the Astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory and a renowned educator, a national popularizer of astronomy and an expert in observational astronomy.
Anna Hehman is the Director of Development for the Cincinnati Observatory. Her official duties include ensuring the financial security of the Observatory and securing support for its outreach programs as well as exploring relationships with potential funders. Anna also has a Marketing background and manages the Observatory's social media, where she resists the urge to post adorable animal videos on the O's social media accounts with almost 100% success.