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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:33 am
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The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston at www.TheSpaceShow.com, will have the following guests this week:

1. Monday, August 15, 2016, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Carbon nanotubes – the current state with Peter Antoinette.



Peter Antoinette co-founded Nanocomp Technologies, Inc. in 2004 and serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to founding Nanocomp Technologies, Peter was the President and CEO of Cambridge Research & Instrumentation Inc., Woburn, MA, an early stage liquid crystal technology company, where he commercialized optical products for telecommunications and high performance imaging systems.

Previously, he spent a fifteen year career with Millipore Corporation, a Fortune 500 leader in separations technology, in Sales, Marketing, Technical Services, and as a Vice President and General Manager.

He is the holder of one patent, co-inventor of several pending patents. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire High Technology Council, is a member of the National Science Foundation’s Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing Industrial Advisory Board, and is a member of United States Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s Small Business Advisory Council.

2. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 7-8:30 PM PDT (August 17, 2-3:30 GMT)
The Electric Universe with Wal Thornhill.

Before entering university Wal had been inspired by Immanuel Velikovsky’s iconoclastic best-selling book, Worlds in Collision. It taught him to be sceptical of expert opinions. Wal worked at IBM Australia for 11 years, first as a scientific programmer, then a systems engineer specializing in operating systems and compilers. Moving to Canberra in 1967, he was IBM’s systems engineer for the Research Schools at the Australian National University, which gave him excellent access to libraries and scientists there during the Apollo missions to the Moon. The early 1970’s were spent in the prestigious IBM Systems Development Institute in Canberra, working on government projects, data communications and the application of the first computer graphics system in Australia for the Bureau of Meteorology. In 1975 Wal joined the Department of Foreign Affairs to develop secure diplomatic communications, message switching and office automation. Global travel established close contacts with scholars who were pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Wal is devoted to the continuing study of astronomy and physics and regularly attends colloquia at the Australian National University.

Wal was invited to attend the 1974 international Velikovsky conference at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, on the subject of ‘The Recent History of the Solar System.’ There he met Velikovsky and David Talbott, one of the conference organizers. Wal subsequently visited Velikovsky at his home in Princeton, NJ, on April 28, 1979. It was but a few months before Velikovsky’s passing and the discussion turned on the key question raised by his theory of recent solar system chaos – the true nature of gravity and its role in cosmology. That led Wal to a re-examination of Einstein’s legacy and the electrical nature of matter. Wal has written papers for the U.S. journal, Aeon, and the Review of the Society for Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS), in England.

He served as a council member of SIS for several years while working in London. He attended a postgraduate course in Astrophysics at the University of London and meetings of the Royal Astronomical Society and the British Astronomical Association.

Wal has achieved a broad synthesis of ideas he calls ‘THE ELECTRIC UNIVERSE,’ in collaboration with David Talbott. It was first presented at a world conference in Portland, Oregon, in January 1997. A booklet and CD with that title were produced. Workshops and conferences were subsequently held in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington. Wal became the main contributor to a free Internet newsletter ‘THOTH,’ and has been invited to speak several times a year in the US. He has presented at conferences in the USA, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. In 2000, Wal was one of the keynote speakers at a historic conference in Portland, OR along with the noted astronomer, Halton Arp, from the Max Planck Institute for Physics and Astrophysics in Germany, and the leading plasma cosmologist, Dr. Anthony Peratt, from the Los Alamos National Laboratories, author of ‘Physics of the Plasma Universe.’ Later that year Wal shared the lectern with Dr. Arp at University College, London [the late Dr. Arp was dubbed the modern Galileo for proving observationally that the universe is not expanding].

In 2001, Wal was a keynote speaker at the “Intersect 2001” Wallace William Thornhill – Biography conference in Laughlin, Nevada. The broad scope of the ELECTRIC UNIVERSE can be gauged by the connections established at that conference with the well-known Oxford biologist, Rupert Sheldrake, author of many books including Seven Experiments That Could Change the World; the cellular biologist, Bruce Lipton, and the psychologist, Garry Schwartz, of the University of Arizona. Anthony Peratt provided evidence at that meeting confirming that the powerful electric force is paramount in the universe.

Wal has published two books with David Talbott (author of ‘The Saturn Myth’)—the first titled ‘Thunderbolts of the Gods’ and the second, ‘The Electric Universe,’ on the combined subjects of the recent history of the solar system and the electrical nature of the universe. More volumes are planned. Also e-books are available online: ‘The Big Bang?,’ ‘The Electric Sun’ and ‘The Comet’ being the first. The peerreviewed paper ‘The Z-Pinch Morphology of Supernova 1987A and Electric Stars’ was published in the IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol 35 No. 4, Special Issue on Space & Cosmic Plasmas, August 2007. ‘Toward a Real Cosmology in the 21st Century’ was published in special issue #2 of the Open Astronomy Journal in 2011. Wal was awarded a gold medal in 2010 by the European Telesio-Galilei Academy of Science. He presented the Natural Philosophy Alliance John Chappell memorial lecture, ‘Stars in an Electric Universe’ in 2011 at U. Maryland and was awarded the NPA 2013 Sagnac Award for Lifetime Achievement.

3. Friday, August 19, 2016, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
Astrobiology, life in space and much more discussed with Dr. Scott Sandford.
During his scientific career, Dr. Sandford has worked in the fields of seismology, medium energy particle physics, biophysics, meteoritics, infrared astronomy, and laboratory astrophysics/astrochemistry/astrobiology. As a scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, (1986-present) Dr. Sandford authored and co-authored many successful grants and over 175 peer reviewed research papers. As a member of the Astrophysics and Astrochemistry Laboratory at NASA-Ames, he has over 25 years experience with the study of meteorites and other extraterrestrial samples, ice photochemistry, and the interpretation of astrophysical infrared data. Much of his research work is focused on the formation and evolution of organics in astrophysical environments.

Dr. Sandford is heavily involved in space mission work, particularly infrared spectrometry missions and missions associated with sample return. He was a Co-Investigator on NASA’s Stardust Comet Sample Return Mission and JAXA’s Hayabusa Asteroid Sample Return Mission. He is currently a Co-Investigator on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroids Sample Return Mission and is leading an effort to plan for potential future comet sample return missions. He has also served as the Principal Investigatory on a number of airborne and space borne observatory concepts.

Dr. Sandford regularly serves on NASA Review Panels and has served as an Associate Editor for the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science since 1995.

4. Sunday, August 21, 2016, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Gravitron experiments news from Dr. Doug Plata.

Dr. Plata is a physician and public health specialist in Loma Linda, CA. His undergraduate degree was in biophysics and he went on to complete his MD and MPH with specialty training in Family and Preventive Medicine. His involvement in space has emerged only in the last three years. His primary interest in space is the development of a cis-lunar transportation infrastructure based upon lunar polar ice for propellant. A description of his concept can be found at CisLunarOne.com. He established the on-line Lunar COTS petition which has attracted signatures of individuals from NASA, industry, academia, advocacy organizations, and space journalists.

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