Thursday, June 22, 2006

Hominids plugged on Planetary Society radio

My friend Dennis Pettit (after whom Afsan's apprentice Pettit in Foreigner is named) just drew this Planetary Society radio program to my attention; it first aired on June 12, 2006, and is now available for download and as an MP3 podcast.

The show includes an interview with Dr. Art McDonald of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory. At about the eight-minute mark in the 29-minute program, this exchange occurs:

Host: ... you could probably have rented your lab out as a science-fiction film site.

Dr. Art McDonald: Actually, in an interesting side topic, our lab has been the subject of a Hugo-winning science-fiction novel called Hominids by Robert Sawyer.


More information about the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory is here.


At June 23, 2006 9:09 PM , Anonymous don said...

Who thinks up these things?

It always amazes me, the things we humans think up to try and find/detect/prove and then to actually go and create a machine that can do it.

We really are quite remarkable. Too bad there's so many bent on distruction - if only those energies were channeled elsewhere . . .


Post a Comment

<< Home