Contact: The Reel and the Real
November 2, 2011 @ 12:00 am EDT
Free Public Lecture
Contact (The Reel and the Real):
Humanity’s Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence
A film and talk with Dr. Jill Tarter of the SETI Institute
Wednesday evening, Nov. 2, at 6 - 9:30 pm
McKenna Theater at San Francisco State University,
Holloway Avenue and Tapia Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132
(For a map and parking links, see: http://www.sfsu.edu/~sfsumap/)
Part of the Bay Area Science Festival
Co-sponsored by the SF State Department of Physics and Astronomy
Seats are available on a first come, first served basis!
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.
For more information, see: http://www.bayareascience.org/11/02/are-we-alone-a-special-screening-of-contact-with-jill-tarter/
• After 5 pm, all lots at San Francisco State are open to the public, but you must buy a parking permit for the day. See: http://www.sfsu.edu/~parking/text/parking.html Street parking is very difficult around the university’s perimeter.
• It will be a full evening, so you may want to bring a box dinner with you if you don’t get a chance to eat before you arrive.