SETI

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NASA scientist says space alien search should be more 'aggressive'

  Is Earth being visited by space aliens? A lot of people think so, although few of them are scientists.
Oumuamua

A Radio Search for Artificial Emissions from 'Oumuamua

MOUNTAIN VIEW – It’s the first time a visitor from another star system has been seen nearby. But what is it? An asteroid, a comet … or an alien artifact?
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Humpback Whale Communication and the Search for Alien Intelligence

Long before the discovery of the first planet beyond our Solar System, SETI Institute research scientist Laurance Doyle began theorizing about the habitability of planets around other stars, clarifying the conditions needed for a planet

Finding and Messaging ET: So What?

, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
For more than four decades, astronomers have been searching for technosignatures: signals coming from  distant technological civilizations.
Interstellar Porch Light

Interstellar 'porch light' just might help us find space aliens

Radio has long been the mode of choice when it comes to searching for aliens, and potentially conversing with them.
Oumaumau

Comets and asteroids may be spreading life across the galaxy

Are we truly earthlings? Is terra firma unequivocally the birthplace of humanity? Maybe not. A new paper by a trio of Harvard University researchers argues that we all might be immigrants from deep space, brought to Earth via a mechanism called panspermia.

Science Film Festival: Contact

, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Based on the novel by the famed astrophysicist Carl Sagan, Contact tells the story of a mysterious radio signal discovered by Dr. Ellie Arroway at Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI). Dr.
Andromeda Galaxy

Intergalactic light beams might be just the ticket for making contact with space aliens

For more than a half century, we’ve been scanning the skies for radio signals that might be evidence of an alien civilization.
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Why solar observatory's mysterious closure sparked talk of aliens

Out-of-this-world explanations got lots of traction when New Mexico facility suddenly shut down.

The Sedgwick Bicentenary Meeting

, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Adam Sedgwick was one of the founding fathers of geology, and 2018 marks 200 years since he was appointed to the Woodwardian Chair of Geology at the University of Cambridge.