Join hosts Gene Turnbow and Susan Fox on April 15, 2023 at 4 pm Pacific Time / 7 pm Eastern when we welcome NASA JPL space scientist and scientific advisor for movies and television, Dr. Kevin Grazier. We’ll be discussing everything from Star Trek: Voyager and Battlestar Galactica to the 1997-2017 Cassini/Huygens mission to Saturn.
Dr. Grazier is the Science Guest of Honor at this year’s Westercon 75 in Anaheim California.
Here are the air times for this new episode of The Event Horizon:
|Sat Apr 15||4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern / 12 AM GMT||Sun Apr 16||4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern / 12 AM GMT|
|Thur Apr 20||4 AM Pacific / 7 AM Eastern / 12 PM GMT||Sat Apr 22||4 AM Pacific / 7 AM Eastern / 12 PM GMT|
About Dr. Grazier
Kevin R. Grazier, Ph.D. served as the Science Advisor for several television series and movies, including SyFy Channel series “Defiance,” the TNT series “Falling Skies,” and the film “Gravity.” He performed the same role for four seasons on the Peabody Award winning “Battlestar Galactica”, as well “Eureka”, “Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome”, and “The Event”. He also produced the award-winning short “D.N.E.: Do Not Erase.”
Grazier co-authored the “Hollyweird Science” series of books, as well as “The Science of Battlestar Galactica”, and was an editor and contributing author for the American Chemical Society anthology “Hollywood Chemistry: When Science Met Entertainment”.
Grazier was a research scientist and science planning engineer for 15 years at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on the Cassini/Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan. He was the Investigation Scientist for the Imaging Science Subsystem instrument, and wrote mission planning and analysis software that won both JPL- and NASA-wide awards. Still an active researcher, his research areas include numerical method development, and long-term large-scale computer simulations of Solar System dynamics, evolution, and chaos.
Dr. Grazier is also active in bringing the wonders of science and space to the public. He teaches classes in basic astronomy, planetary science, cosmology, the search for extraterrestrial life, and the science of science fiction at UCLA and Santa Monica College. He has appeared on several episodes of History Channel’s “The Universe,” Science Channel’s “Alien Encounters,” and National Geographic’s “Naked Science”.
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