Contact screening at Alamo Drafthouse

, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Big Screen Science: Contact
artist Danielle Futselaar's image of a Dyson Sphere

Why Aliens might turn to star collecting to save themselves

It’s often said that the search for aliens is too parochial — that our continuing efforts to locate cosmic radio broadcasts or laser beams are really just quests for analogs of ourselves.
Andrew Siemion

Andrew Siemion Elected as Member to International Academy of Astronautics

Congratulations to Andrew Siemion!   The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) has elected its 2018 new Academicians, including the SETI Institute's

World Premiere: The Sound of Science

, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
National Sawdust presents the World Premiere of Golden Hornet’s The Sound of Science, an evening-length concert presenting eight brand-new pieces of music by seven celebrated international composers.
Alien Head with "No Symbol" in red in front of it.

Could We Be Alone in the Cosmos?

It’s something people tell me all the time, and usually in hushed tones: “with a trillion planets out there, we really can’t be the only intelligent beings in the galaxy.” In other words, given the enormous amount of real estate in space, aliens are sure to exist.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

How can you tell if that ET story is real? St Andrews scientists revise the Rio Scale for alien encounters

July 24, Mountain View, CA -- A team of international researchers, led by scientists from the University of St Andrews and the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, redefines alien detection scale.

Another Pale Blue Dot: The SETI Institute’s Search for Exoplanets

, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Dr. Franck Marchis, Senior Planetary Astronomer, SETI Institute.

AlienCon 2018: Explore the Unexplained

, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM