49 minutes | Jan 31, 2021

Towards an Inclusive and Ethical Future on Mars with Dr. Lucianne Walkowicz

In this episode we talk to Dr. Lucianne Walkowicz co-Founder of the JustSpace Alliance. Dr. Walkowicz is an astronomer at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago,  and co-Founder of the JustSpace Alliance. The mission of The JustSpace Alliance is to advocate for a more inclusive and ethical future in space, and to harness visions of tomorrow for a more just and equitable world today. Walkowicz studies the ethics of Mars exploration, stellar magnetic activity, how stars influence a planet’s suitability as a host for alien life, and how to use advanced computing to discover unusual events in large astronomical data sets. Walkowicz was the 2017–2018 Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/LOC Chair in Astrobiology at the Library of Congress, and is the founding director of the LSSTC Data Science Fellowship Program. Walkowicz holds a BS in Physics and Astronomy from Johns Hopkins University, an MS and PhD in Astronomy from the University of Washington, and held postdoctoral fellowships at UC Berkeley and Princeton prior to joining the Adler Planetarium. If you’d like to learn more about The JustSpace Alliance and Dr. Walkowicz’s work, please refer to the links below: The JustSpace Alliance JustSpace Alliance Resources Personal Website Talks Writing Paper: Decolonization is not a metaphor If you are keen to hear on the go, this episode is available on Audius, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio and other podcasting platforms under Clayming Space. Enjoy! And please like, share, and subscribe, so we know the type of content you want us to produce. Support Clayming Space by becoming a Patreon supporter or on Anchor for listener directed content. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/clayming-space/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/clayming-space/support
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