Profile: Jill Tarter, Astronomer, SETI

Dr. Jill Cornell Tarter is an American astronomer and the current director of the Center for SETI Research. The mission of the SETI Institute (Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence) is to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe.

Tarter’s astronomical work is illustrated in Carl Sagan’s novel Contact.

Profile: Jill Tarter, Astronomer, SETI 8 November,2011KQED

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