OSC Great Conversations: A Cosmic Perspective: Searching for Aliens, Finding Ourselves

Jill Tarter
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Jill Tarter, Bernard Oliver Chair, SETI Institute

Are we alone in the universe? Is there intelligent life in space? Humans have been asking these questions throughout history. We want to know where we came from, how we fit into the cosmos and where we are going. Searching for life beyond Earth may not only result in contact, but could also lead to a better understanding ourselves. What will life in the future look like?

Dr. Tarter's talk is the first in “The Charles Darrow Lecture Series” thanks to the generous sponsorship of Toronto Centre member Prof. Sara Seager.

About the Great Conversations Speaker Series

In the spirit of discussion, debate and discovery, this four-part speaker series brings leading global experts to a local audience to share thoughts, ideas and perspectives on a range of critical issues – from the pressing need for climate change action to the search for extraterrestrial life.

The series is presented in a three-part format: speaker presentation, followed by a one-on-one conversation with a moderator and closing with a question and answer period with the audience.

Don’t miss out on these intellectually enriching, thought-provoking evenings that are sure to get you talking and leave you pursuing great conversations of your own.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: $20 (OSC Members: $15; RASC Members: see separate email), Parking: $5
Tickets: OSC Online Box Office (select September 27); RASC Members: see separate email
Organized by: Ontario Science Centre and RASC - Toronto Centre
Location: Ontario Science Centre (Imperial Oil Auditorium)