Monday, July 23, 2012

An Astronomer’s Search for Extraterrestrial Life

“We’ve hardly begun to search.” ~Dr. Jill Tarter

Dr. Jill Tarter has devoted her thirty-five-year scientific career to the search for intelligent life in the universe. She has recently retired as Director of Research at the SETI Institute.  She was the model for the scientist played by Jodi Foster in the Carl Sagan movie, CONTACT. 

NPR has done an interview with Dr. Tarter, in regards to SETI’s work over the years.    


You may also find of interest my nonfiction book, The UFOPhenomena, The Cosmic SOS.  Purchase of my ebook includes Free ebooks such as Crop Circles in the Fields, Objects in the Skies, and Creatures in the Bedroom. 
As I write this article, the sad news has come that Sally Ride, the first U.S. woman to travel into space, has died. 

What comes to my mind is the impact that woman have had in the scientific world:  these two women being an example, Sally Ride a physicist and science writer, and Jill Tarter, an astronomer and researcher. 

Also may be of interest an article I wrote in 2008.  The Search for Extraterrestrials, regarding  a SETI lecture I attended by  Dr. Seth Shostak. 

“We are the stars and planets, the wind and the rain,
the sands and the seas–we, the miracles of creation,
are everything that has ever been.”
–Don Pendleton (1927–1995), Linda Pendleton (1942–)


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