Astronomers to Hear from Man Leading Hunt for E.T.

Renowned Speaker is from Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute

March 24, 2008

Dr. Seth Shostak

The Senior Astronomer of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute will address the Texas Astronomical Society meeting Friday night, March 28.

The guest, Dr. Seth Shostak, has written hundreds of articles for newspapers, magazines and the Web site, as well as three books, including a popular textbook on astrobiology.

The meeting, hosted by the Physics Department, is at 7:30 p.m in Kusch Auditorium in the Founders North building (FN 2.102).   The public is invited, and admission is free.

The mission of the SETI Institute is to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe.

The institute, founded in 1984, is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific research, education and public outreach.

Shostak holds a bachelor’s in physics from Princeton and a doctorate in astronomy from Caltech. He and is involved with the Institute's SETI research, but he's also responsible for much of the outreach activities of the Institute. He is science editor for The Explorer, gives more than 50 talks annually for both academic and general audiences, and writes magazine articles (and books) about SETI.

More information: Crystal Chadwick, Texas Astronomical Society, (214) 493-8817, [email protected]
Media contact: Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, [email protected]

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