Iconic cultural expedition cruise pioneer groups up with the SETI Institute to take its cruise company’ explorations additional and deeper, together with into deep area. The SETI Institute is an area and Earth science analysis organisation supporting NASA and NSF programmes and partnering with personal trade and academia to reply a few of humanity’s most profound science questions.
Cyprus and Mountain View, CA, Thursday the 8 of December 2022: Swan Hellenic introduced at the moment that it has entered right into a partnership with the SETI Institute to offer its company with skilled insights into the historical past and newest discoveries in astronomy, astrophysics, astrobiology and planetary science, and the search to seek out different types of life inside and past our photo voltaic system. This quest takes SETI Institute researchers to probably the most distant and inhospitable corners of the planet to discover life, together with Antarctica, the place the Swan Hellenic fleet is, in fact, current for a number of months yearly.
The new partnership is ready to interact Swan Hellenic’s many journey travellers with never-before-seen shows on explorations round Earth and past, with SETI Institute gear, together with a sophisticated telescope, put in on board.
The consultants initially scheduled for Swan Hellenic’s 2023 cultural expedition cruises embrace Director of Education & Outreach and Deputy Director of Research Dr. Simon Steel, a PhD Astronomer and Astrophysicist who specialises in finding out galaxies. He has taught each at Harvard University and University College London. Plans are within the works for him to accompany SH Vega on cultural expedition cruises of Antarctica, the British Isles and Iceland.
Bill Diamond, the President and CEO of the SETI Institute, is likewise finalising preparations to accompany Swan Hellenic’s Arctic Odyssey cruise aboard SH Diana in June. Diamond has labored predominantly in utilized applied sciences and has over 20 years of expertise in photonics and optical communications, plus greater than a decade in X-ray and semiconductor processing applied sciences.
Diamond commented on the settlement: “The SETI Institute’s work brings humanity’s relationship with our planet, our solar system and the Universe beyond into focus. Over 100 Institute scientists strive to understand humankind’s place in the cosmos. Outreach and public engagement are also central to our mission, and we are delighted with the opportunity to have our scientists and thought leaders interact with the curious-minded adventurers who explore with Swan Hellenic.”
Swan Hellenic CEO Andrea Zito commented: “We are immensely proud of this new partnership. The presence of the SETI Institute’s eminent scientists on board our cultural expedition cruises, imparting their expert knowledge of astrobiology, geology, physics, chemistry and astronomy, completes another facet of the quest to take our guests to see what others don’t”.