Science Film Festival: Contact

Public talks

Tags: Jill Tarter, SETI, Outreach

Time: Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 -

Location: Berkeley, CA

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. Arroway contends with the far-reaching implications of her discovery and considers the pursuit of a first contact with extraterrestrial life.

The character of Ellie Arroway is based on the work and life of Jill Tarter, co-founder of the SETI Institute and Chair Emeritus for SETI at the SETI Institute. Jill will introduce the film and share her insights.

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