2 Mar 2015

Earth to Aliens - Seth Shostak

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:08 pm on 2 March 2015

Researchers involved in the search for extra-terrestrial life are considering what message Earth should transmit to outer space. Until now, researchers have been using radio telescope facilities to listen for signals from outer space. But scientists at a recent conference in the United States say it's time to try actively to contact intelligent life on other worlds, by sending our own message out. Not everyone is convinced and some sending a broadcast out into space could be dangerous for human kind and the planet. But one man who thinks it's a necessary step is Seth Shostak. Seth is senior astronomer and director for the Center for Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence Institute, or SETI