Artwork by Tatiana Plakhova for Breakthrough Initiatives

In WIRED: “Yuri Milner and the Fellowship of Silicon Valley Science Influencers”

November 10, 2017 / 0 comments

I am quoted in this article on the funding behind the Breakthrough Initiatives and other Silicon Valley funded science. The author of the article, Sarah Scoles, has also written a book (which is on my list to read) called “Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.” I wanted to share the full text…

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Monuments to Wonder

February 16, 2017 / 0 comments

Aimed toward the sky – these radio telescopes look up into space. Listening, collecting, as monuments to wonder. Where are they aimed, what are they listening to, looking at, receiving? Considered as a monument, the dish stands for the yet to know and understand, and sometimes less often for communication with something or someone orbiting Earth or another…

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Exploring Extraterrestrial Oceans Here on Earth

March 12, 2015 / 0 comments

NASA has announced that observations from the Hubble telescope suggest there is a vast underground ocean on Jupiter’s moon Ganymede, which is also the largest moon in our solar system: “Scientists estimate the ocean is 60 miles (100 kilometers) thick – 10 times deeper than Earth’s oceans – and is buried under a 95-mile (150-kilometer)…

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Stellar Religions

July 28, 2009 / 0 comments

The University of Wales, Lampter is now home to the Sophia Center for the Study of Cosmology in Culture. Formerly housed at Bath Spa, the center offers an MA program in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology. See the fascinating courses here.

SETI at TED

March 16, 2009 / 0 comments