crisscrossing Science

Title

crisscrossing Science Episode 47: Live at the UFO Festival 2018

Streaming Media

Abstract

In this special live episode, Chris Gaiser (professor of biology at Linfield College) and Mike Crosser (professor of physics at Linfield College) bring a little science to the UFO Festival at McMenamins Hotel Oregon in McMinnville, Oregon. This festival occurs each year in honor of a famous photograph from 1950 that purportedly showed an alien spacecraft flying above Oregon. On the assumption that this photograph actually showed alien life visiting Earth, Gaiser and Crosser consider the implications of such a visit. Specifically, they consider what might the aliens look like and what technological advances would need to have occurred in order to allow these aliens to travel across the galaxy to visit us.

Document Type

Audio File

Duration

35 minutes 21 seconds

Publication Date

5-28-2018

Disciplines

Astrophysics and Astronomy | Biology | Cosmology, Relativity, and Gravity | Evolution | Physics | Space Vehicles

Rights

Copyright © 2018. Terms of use for work posted in DigitalCommons@Linfield available at http://digitalcommons.linfield.edu/rights.pdf.

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