WHAT: The fourteenth Luna Philosophie will feature Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer at SETI Institute.
WHEN WILL WE DISCOVER THE EXTRATERRESTRIALS?
The scientific hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence is now into its fifth decade, and we still haven't uncovered a confirmed peep from the cosmos. For that matter, we still don’t know if life – at any level of intelligence – exists beyond Earth. Could this mean that finding aliens, even if they’re out there, is a project for the ages – one that might take centuries or longer?
New technologies for use in the search for extraterrestrial biology suggest that, despite the continued dearth of hard evidence for life elsewhere or signals from other societies, there is good reason to expect that success might not be far off – that within a few decades we might find evidence of sophisticated civilizations.
Why this is so, what contact would tell us, and what such a discovery would mean, are the subject of this talk on the continuing efforts to establish our place in the universe of thinking beings.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 - 6:30 PM Socializing
6:30 - 7:30 PM Presentation by Seth Shostak & Discussion
7:30 - 8:00 PM Socializing
WHO: All are welcome!
Please RSVP to [email protected], snacks and drinks will be served but space is limited.
For more information on Luna Philosophie, visit: http://colab.arc.nasa.gov/luna
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Official Website: http://colab.arc.nasa.gov/luna
Added by NASACoLab on October 22, 2008