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    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Dec 7, 2017

    “When Will We Find Extraterrestrial Life?” is presented by Seth Shostak, Ph.D. Astrophysicist, Senior Astronomer for the SETI Institute and will be followed by a FREE viewing of “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” General admission is $10 for adults or children. Member admission pricing is $8 for adults or children. Please purchase tickets in advance. This events are limited capacity and typically sell out in advance. You can purchase tickets here: Are we alone in the universe? Is it possible that all of the Milky Way’s trillion planets are sterile, with the exception of Earth? New approaches to detecting life suggest that there is good reason to expect a discovery of microbic organisms on other worlds soon, and that we may uncover evidence of sophisticated civilizations – the type of aliens we see in the movies and on TV – within a few decades. Is this just wishful thinking? What would be the societal repercussions if we learn that we are not the only biological beings in the cosmos?

    Host organization: Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

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