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Kent State Planetarium Presents The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Posted Feb. 17, 2014

The Kent State University Planetarium in the Department of Physics presents The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence on Feb. 20, 21 and 22, at 8 p.m. The hourlong shows will be presented in Room 108 at Smith Hall, and is free and open to the public, but it is not recommended for children under age 6.

The presentation will showcase humanity’s search for intelligent life on other worlds.

“After a tour of the lovely Ohio night sky, we will explore celestial objects that may harbor life millions to trillion miles away,” says Brett Ellman, associate professor and planetarium director. “We will then describe ongoing attempts to communicate with whomever may be listening and the huge, difficult, worldwide effort to find the needle of an intelligent message within the haystack of cosmic radio noise."

Seating capacity is limited; therefore, reservations are recommended and can be done by calling 330-672-2246. Individuals who need special accommodations are requested to call in advance of their desired presentation night to make arrangements.

For more information, visit http://planetarium.kent.edu.