The Search for Extraterrestrial Technologies Oct 8

The key environmental factors that gave rise to life on Earth are now suspected of being present throughout the universe. Long-lived stars, planets, water, and complex organic molecules are ubiquitous. Armed with the confidence that life could have developed elsewhere, scientists are racing to determine if indeed it did, and if so, whether some of that life went on to develop a technological capability similar to our own. What are the latest development in their search, and what would be the consequences of actually finding ET?
Dr. Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute, will discuss the scientific rationale behind the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and some of the recent discoveries that are informing and spurring the search.

Dr. Seth Shostak

WHAT: The Search for Extraterrestrial Technologies
WHO: Dr. Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute
WHERE: Cushing Memorial Amphitheater, Ridgecrest Blvd., Mt. Tamalpais State Park [http://www.friendsofmttam.org/astronomy/directions-and-contact-information.html]
Map:[http://goo.gl/maps/iRRFR]
WHEN: 2016-10-08 7:30pm, Saturday, October 8, 2016
HOW: This FREE popular-level event is presented by Mt. Tamalpais State Park, Wonderfest, The Friends of Mt. Tam, and the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers. Optional sky tour and telescope viewing will follow. Bring a flashlight, and, even though mountaintop weather (above the fog) is often warmer than down at sea level, wear warm clothes in layers. If bad weather threatens, call 415-455-5370 after 4pm.