Update: The broadcast went really well. Thanks to everyone for participating. You can check out the replay and transcript with Jill Tarter and Seth Shostak here → Stay tuned for more interactive broadcasts to come. We’ve got some dingers lined up…
Join us tomorrow for a special interactive broadcast of The Search for Life in the Universe, originally taped during the 2010 World Science Festival. Accompanying the broadcast, we’re very excited to have live commentary and a Q/A session with the SETI Institute’s Jill Tarter and Seth Shostak.
Are we alone? It’s a question that has obsessed us for centuries, and now we have the technology to do more than wonder. From the Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn, NY, scientists on the hunt for distant planets and extraterrestrial intelligence discuss their expeditions into faraway galaxies and barely visible realms. Nobel Laureate Sir Paul Nurse moderates this eye-opening conversation with Jill Tarter, David Charbonneau, Steven Squyres, and Michael Russell to contemplate what it would mean to have company in the cosmos.
Join the conversation!
During the 90-minute online broadcast, we’ll have live commentary from SETI Institute director Jill Tarter and astronomer Seth Shostak. Immediately after the program, there will be a follow-up discussion and Q/A session with these two scientists at the cutting-edge of the search for life in our universe. You can join the conversation by logging into the chat, or by using your Facebook or Twitter account.
Jill Tarter has devoted her career to hunting for signs of sentient beings through a systematic search for radio signals from Earth’s galactic neighbors. Time Magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and she was the inspiration for Jodie Foster’s character in the movie Contact.
Seth Shostak is an astronomer, lecturer, and the author and editor of several books, including the 2009 Confessions of an Alien Hunter. The Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute, he hosts the institute’s weekly science radio show, Are We Alone?
Tune in to worldsciencefestival.com on Wednesday, September 8, at 3:00 PM EDT to watch the show
Image courtesy of Jill Tarter and the SETI Institute.