Alejandro Rojas with UFO Updates then guest Erling Strand who just returned from Hessdalen Valley, Erling discusses the mysterious ongoing unknown atmospheric phenomena being researched through Project Hessdalen known as the Hessdalen Lights, UFODATA and more. HOUR TWO (Live): Dr Seth Shostak discussing SETI, his popular podcast, Big Picture Science and his thoughts on UFOs since the US government has been taking them more seriously. NOTE DEBATING ON UFOS IS IN THE LAST 20 OR SO MINUTES.
ERLING P. STRAND: received a M.SC.EE. degree in 1981 at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Since 1988 he has been a lecturer and is an Asst. Professor at the School of Computer Sciences, Østfold University College, in Norway. He is also one of the founders of Project Hessdalen and, since 1993, the project manager. The main goal of the Project is to learn more about the mysterious lights in the Hessdalen valley in Norway.
His work with UAP (Unknown Atmospheric Phenomena) in Hessdalen started in 1983, when Project Hessdalen was founded. He had the responsibility of the scientific and technical part of the two field studies, which were run in 1984 and 1985. He is the author of the report from the first field project in 1984: Project Hessdalen 1984 Ð Final Technical Report. In 1988 a fully automatic measurement station was put in operation in the Hessdalen valley. Since 2002 Science Camps have been held there, where young students spend one week in the valley, searching for UAP, equipped with a range of instruments.
He has presented the results and work of Project Hessdalen in numerous TV and radio programs worldwide, and he has also lectured widely about the project and its findings. Project Hessdalen website: www.hessdalen.org
SETH SHOSTAK: claims to have developed an interest in extraterrestrial life at the tender age of ten, when he first picked up a book about the Solar System. This innocent beginning eventually led to a degree in radio astronomy, and now, as Senior Astronomer, Seth is an enthusiastic participant in the Institute’s SETI observing programs.
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 has written three trade books on SETI. In addition, he’s published more than 400 popular articles on science including regular contributions to NBC News MACH, gives many dozens of talks annually, and is the host of the SETI Institute’s weekly science radio show, “Big Picture Science.” http://radio.seti.org/