Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

by Sarah Scoles

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681778020
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 08/14/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 554,467
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Sarah Scolesis a science writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Slate, Smithsonian, The Washington Post, Scientific American, Popular Science, Discover, New Scientist, Aeon, and Wired. A former editor at Astronomy magazine, Scoles worked at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, the location of the first-ever SETI project. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1

Terms 5

People 13

1 How'd a Nice Girl Like You Get into a Field Like This? 23

2 Babies, Brown Dwarfs, and Big Moves 45

3 Making the Allen Telescope Array 69

4 The Future of the Alien-Hunting Telescope 93

5 A Question for Our Time 105

6 The Politics of Science and New Projects 133

7 The Quest for Contact 161

8 The Last Chapter 183

9 Extremophiles and Exoplanets 207

10 Shouting into the Void 227

A Timeline of Seti 259

Further Reading 263

Acknowledgments 267

Index 269

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