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Join Exploratorium staff scientist Ron Hipschman as we visit Dan Werthimer, Director of the SETI Research Center at UC Berkeley. SETI conducts experiments searching for electromagnetic signatures of intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations, spanning wavelengths from radio to visible light, over ten orders of magnitude in characteristic time scale.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: April 8, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:43:41
Join us as we talk with Jill Tarter, Director of the Center for SETI Research and the inspiration behind Jody Foster's character in the movie Contact. Find out about the tools and technologies being developed for a multigenerational effort to search for life on other planets.

Project: Origins: Astrobiology: The Search for Life | Browse All

Date: November 22, 2003
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:46:27
SETI is a scientific effort seeking to determine if there is intelligent life outside Earth. We were at Aricebo Radio Observatory in March 2003 when scientists listened to the most promising transmissions from UC Berkeley’s SETI@home search. Join the Exploratorium’s Ron Hipschman and special guest Dan Werthimer, chief scientist and principal investigator for the SETI Institute’s efforts, including Arecibo Observatory’s search of artificial radio signals coming from other stars.

Project: Origins: Astrobiology: The Search for Life | Browse All

Date: November 21, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:58:53
How can a mathematical equation frame the question of life in the universe? We’ll talk with Frank Drake, one of the founders of the SETI Institute, about his famous equation and how it frames the search for signs of intelligent life in the universe.

Project: Origins: Astrobiology: The Search for Life | Browse All

Date: November 15, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
2:10:53
Watch as USA robots battle in the Sumo ring for world dominance and a $2,000 prize! Also check out the Quicktime archive of the 1999 and 2001 Competitions.

Project: Robot Sumo | Browse All

Date: March 20, 2002
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
01:16:41
Check out the action as 10 Japanese robots battle against each other and their American counterparts, including entrants from the Bay Area and Seattle. This event was sponsored by Japanese software developer FSIABC, Inc.

Project: Robot Sumo | Browse All

Date: March 26, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics