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133rd MEETING OF THE LYNCEAN GROUP OF SAN DIEGO

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 11:30 AM

Location: Southwestern Yacht Club
2702 Qualtrough Street
San Diego, CA 92106 (Point Loma)

Speaker:  Shelley Wright
Associate Professor of Physics
Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences
UC San Diego

Topic:  New Ways to Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Abstract:
How common is life in the universe? Is there other intelligent life? Are there other communicating civilizations? These are some of the largest puzzles to understanding our place in the Universe. For over 50 years, astronomers have been conducting the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). These searches have primarily been focused at radio wavelengths, but in the last decade astronomers are thinking of new ways to search for extraterrestrial communication. I will give an overview of humanity’s quest in finding extraterrestrial intelligence, as well as future methods and programs that are on the horizon.