Public Talk

Science Searches for E.T.

May 18, 2016

When: May 18, 2016 7:00PM
Where: Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara

Seth Shostak

SETI Institute

Despite a half-century of eavesdropping experiments, SETI researchers have failed to pluck a signal from the cosmos that would tell us that someone is out there.  What’s the game plan today, and how is it affected by the discovery of thousands of planets elsewhere in our galactic neighborhood?  What happens if a signal is found?  Also, how mirror-and-lens telescopes – even small ones – could help uncover evidence of cosmic confreres.

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Seth Shostak

We are pleased to have Dr. Seth Shostak speaking at our first event! Dr. Shostak is a senior astronomer and the current director of the SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) Institute. He specializes in radio astronomy and astrobiology. Dr Shostak has published more than 300 popular articles on science and is the current host of the SETI Institute’s weekly science radio show, “Big Picture Science". Dr. Shostak will speak about his work at the SETI Institute and "Science Searches for E.T."


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