Join us as Sarah Scoles discusses her debut book Making Contact, a brilliant examination of the science behind the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and its pioneer, Jill Tarter, the inspiration for the main character in Carl Sagan's Contact. Tarter will also be in conversation.
ABOUT MAKING CONTACT
This is a book for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered, "Are we alone?" Jill Tarter is a pioneer, an innovator, an adventurer, and a controversial force. At a time when women weren’t encouraged to do much outside the home, Tarter ventured as far out as she could―into the three-Kelvin cold of deep space. Her work is not just a quest to understand life in the universe: it's a quest to understand our lives within the universe. No one has told that story, her story, until now. Scoles reveals the fascinating figure at the center of the final frontier of scientific investigation.
ABOUT SARAH SCOLES
Scoles is a science writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Slate, Smithsonian, The Washington Post, Scientific American, Discover, and WIRED, among others. A former editor at Astronomy magazine, she worked at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, the location of the first-ever SETI project, and currently lives in Denver, Colorado.