Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for ET


Tags: Jill Tarter, SETI, SETI Talks, Outreach

Time: Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 -

Location: SRI International, 333 Ravenswood Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025

SETI Talks will return on Wednesday, July 12, with a program featuring Jill Tarter, Sarah Scoles, Elliot Gillum and more. 

In July, Pegasus Books will release ‘Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence’ by Sarah Scoles. Jill has been a pioneer in SETI research – it has been and still is her life’s work. Jill currently holds the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI at the SETI Institute, serves on the management board for the Allen Telescope Array (ATA), is President Emeritus of the California Academy of Sciences Board of Trustees and continues to make groundbreaking impacts in the worlds of science, education and the arts. ‘Making Contact’ is Jill’s story.

Sarah Scoles is a science writer and contributor at Wired Science, previously serving as associate editor at Astronomy and as public education lead at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia.

Join Jill and Sarah in conversation about ‘Making Contact,’ followed up with a lively discussion about New Directions in SETI Research with SETI Institute scientist Eliot Gillum, who has been developing a new type of optical SETI instrument and SETI Institute President and CEO Bill Diamond.

There will be an opportunity to buy ‘Making Contact’ and a book signing following the presentations.