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SETIcon update

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitMay 13, 2010 11:47 PM


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I'll be at SETIcon, a celebration of 50 years of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, August 13 - 15. It'll be a lot of fun, featuring some famous scientists and actors from Star Trek. Part of the festivities will be a night of Rock Band hosted by me. If people pander enough, then I might take the stage as well. Can I sing or play drums? Come and find out. They've also announced some new guests, including my friends Robert Sawyer (who wrote the novel Flash Forward) and astronomer Gibor Basri, who was a panelist on the recent Quest for a Living World event I moderated last month. Gibor is actively involved in the Kepler mission, which is looking for new Earths orbiting other stars. Also -- and this is very cool -- there will be a copy of the novel Contact signed by Carl Sagan, Jodie Foster, and Jill Tarter auctioned at the event. Cripes, I may bid on that myself. I plan on having a blast. I wind up working hard at these meetings a lot of the time, but for this one I think there will be some kicking back and actually enjoying it. You should come, too.

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