The new Harker Speaker Series kicked off with a bang March 7 with over 100 parents, students and faculty in attendance to hear the inaugural series presentation, “What Happens When E.T. Calls?” by Dr. Seth Shostak of SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute.
Shostak presented a lively and very entertaining exploration about the scientific hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence – which is now into its fifth decade – and how a timely convergence of extremely powerful computers, sensitive arrays of radio telescopes, and sophisticated software positions us in a unique place in human history where success in the search may not be that far off.
Watch the next Harker News for a recap of the presentation, and for news of future speakers. We hope to see you at the next one!