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Contact (The Reel and the Real): Humanity's Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence

Andrew Fraknoi


A film and talk with Dr. Jill Tarter of the SETI Institute Wednesday evening, Nov. 2, at 6 - 9:30 p.m.

McKenna Theater at San Francisco State University,

Holloway Avenue and Tapia Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132 (For a map and parking links, see:

Co-sponsored by the SF State Department of Physics and Astronomy. Free and Open to the Public (seats are available first come, first served)

Join astronomer Jill Tarter, whose work and life was a key model for the character Jodie Foster plays in the film Contact, for a very special evening of science fiction and cutting-edge science. We will screen the full-length film about the discovery of intelligent life among the stars, and then hear Dr. Tarter discuss her ongoing work at the SETI Institute to find radio signals from alien civilizations. After her film and the talk, there will be time for questions from the audience.


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