Museum of the Rockies (MOR) Searches for ET

. October 13, 2010 . 0 Comments

The Museum of the Rockies (MOR) will present a lecture on October 15, 2010 6:00 PM, IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE? The Search for E.T.

Dr. Werthimer will discuss the possibility of life in the universe and the search for radio and optical signals from other civilizations. Berkeley’s SETI@home project analyzes data from the world’s largest radio telescope using desktop computers from millions of volunteers. SETI@home participants have contributed millions of years of computer time and have formed one of Earth’s most powerful supercomputers. Users have the small but captivating possibility their computer will detect the first signal from a civilization beyond Earth.

Werthimer will also discuss other citizen science projects, next generation telescopes, instrumentation, and algorithms for SETI, as well as speculate on when Earthlings might discover other civilizations.

Doors open at 5:30, lecture starts at 6 p.m. in the Hager Auditorium at the Museum of the Rockies.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

museumoftherockies.org

Category: Natural History

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