Shostak is the Public Programs Scientist at the SETI Institute, in Mountain
View, California. For much of his career, he conducted radio astronomy
research on galaxies, and has published approximately fifty papers in
professional journals. He has also written several hundred popular articles on
various topics in astronomy, technology, film and television. For more than
forty years he has been producing his own films, many of them popular science
pieces used for television. His book, Sharing
the Universe appeared in 1998.
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