Jill Tarter

Jan. 31, 2014

At Sundance, Scientists and Screenwriters Are Judges

What makes science work on-screen? This year’s Sundance judges weigh in.

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May. 10, 2013

Hello...Is There Anybody Out There?

The SETI Institute’s Jill Tarter talks about her career searching for intelligent life beyond Earth.

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Apr. 29, 2011

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Is Put On Hold

Funding cutbacks have forced the hibernation of the Allen Telescope Array--that's the series of dishes used to search for radio signals from alien life.

seti, space, alien life, extraterrestrial

Aug. 13, 2010

SETI Throws A Party

SETIcon celebrates all things extraterrestrial this weekend.

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