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Dear Aliens

Listen in as guest Lucy Hawking talks about the Dear Aliens essay contest and also reads from her book George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt. Then plan your own essay with the tips that Dr. Biology and Lucy provide.

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Topic Time
Intro 00:00
Welcome Lucy Hawking. 01:18
Dear Aliens Contest Overview. 01:27
Essay length. 02:36
Contest dates. 03:04
Why limit to Phoenix area? 04:08
Address and contest details. 05:18
How to get started. 06:17
Intergalactic tourist guide for aliens. 06:37
Creativity and communicating science. 07:38
Lucy's books with George. 09:45
Lucy Hawking reads from George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt. 10:25
Will aliens be a friendly? 13:47
What would you say if someone out there says "hello?" How would you communicate? 15:14
How to get started? [journals and notebooks] 16:14
Astrobiology and extemeophiles. 18:37
Lucy builds her own alien. 19:08
Paul Davies and SETI post detection task group. 21:34
When did you first know you wanted to be a writer? 23:34
When and how did you find your subject for writing? [Steven Hawking and Black Holes] 24:40
What would you do or be if you were not a writer? 25:53
What advice do you have for young writers? 27:23
Sign-off 29:16

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Dear Aliens

Audio editor: CJ Kazilek

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