SETI – The Promise & Peril of The Ultimate Question

Public talks

Tags: Jill Tarter, SETI Institute

Time: Sunday, Jul 29, 2018 -

Location: Berkeley, CA

Join Jill Tarter for a far-reaching discussion on the history and future of our quest to answer the most important question of all - Are we alone? Jill’s discussion will cover topics such as:

  • The history of SETI and SETI funding
  • How much of the search-space SETI has managed to wade through in the previous 50 years, and upcoming efforts to cover more of it, such as Breakthrough Listen
  • Revisions to the Rio Scale: A tool used to communicate the significance of a signal to the general public


Jill Tarter is the co-founder of the SETI Institute and serves as its Chair Emeritus for SETI Research.

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