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Searching for aliens, finding ourselves

Sarah Stoles

Sarah Scoles

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WHAT: Are we alone? Humans have been asking this question throughout history. We want to know where we came from, how we fit into the cosmos and where we are going. We want to know whether there is life beyond the Earth and whether any of it is intelligent. Astronomer Jill Tarter of the SETI Institute will explore this cosmic perspective in a public lecture at West Virginia University. Copies of Tarter’s biography “Making Contact” by Sarah Scoles will be available for purchase and signing.

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.

WHO: Jill Tarter, astronomer and project scientist for NASA’s SETI institute. Most people are familiar with her work as the inspiration for the main character in Carl Sagan’s book “Contact” or portrayed by Jodie Foster in the film “Contact.” 

WHERE: G21 Ming Hsieh Hall




CONTACT: Laura Fletcher, WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

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