06/23/2010 07:19 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Life at the SETI Institute: Meet Dr. Peter Jenniskens -- Video

This one-minute excerpt comes from a special colloquium celebrating the 25th anniversary of the SETI Institute.

Watch a video of Dr. Peter Jenniskens giving a one-minute summary of his work.

2010-06-23-Jenniskens.jpg Astronomer Peter Jenniskens joined the SETI Institute in 1995. He is an expert on meteor showers and on the natural and artificial atmospheric entry of objects from space. He aims to give meteors and fireballs their rightful place in astronomy.

Peter recently completed a very successful mission, observing the Hayabusa capsule reentry from the air. Check out his website for a video and some beautiful still photos from the mission.