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Jill Tarter: Searching for Needles in the Cosmic Haystack

Live stream will begin at 7:12pm. Click here.

 

A NOTE FROM JILL (Data Expert? Read On):

"Please join me Monday night at TechXploration to learn about our specific searches for technological civilizations that might occupy one or more of the recently discovered exoplanets in our galactic neighborhood. The Center for SETI Research collects 3 petabytes of raw data coming from the Allen Telescope Array each day and sifts through the 9-dimensional 'Cosmic Haystack' to find some 'needle' of a signal. I would like to share with you our current challenges with this "big data" and specifically, I plan to tease you with a technical challenge to help us communicate our progress better. Hope to see you Monday night..." - Jill

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Meet Carl Sagan’s inspiration for the novel and subsequent film Contact, Jill Tarter.

 

For the last 35 years, Dr. Tarter and the SETI Institute have been using telescopes to systematically search for evidence of other technological civilizations in the Milky Way Galaxy.

 

Join one of the most important astronomers of our time to Xplore:

  • the current state of space-exploration given the recent discovery of a new planetary system;
  • how the Center for SETI Research manages the 3 petabytes of raw data being collected daily from the Allen Telescope Array
  • how YOU can help them communicate their progress better

 

*This event will be live-streamed. The live link will be posted here on the day of the event.

 

This event is brought to you by PayPal's TechXploration, in partnership with the SETI Institute.

RSVP now if you plan to attend in person.

Live stream will begin at 7:12pm. Click here.

Agenda:

@ 6:23PM: Delicious Food & Craft Beer Tasting

@ 7:12PM: Jill Tarter

 

As always, this event will feature:

  • delicious, free food from a San Jose-based restaurant,
  • craft beer tasting and
  • an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with the brightest TechXplorers in the South Bay!

 

 

How to find us: TechXploration takes place at PayPal HQ at Town Hall, which is facing North First Street.

Public Transit Info: PayPal Town Hall is directly across the street from the Karina Station of VTA/Light Rail in San Jose, CA.

Parking Info: All unmarked spots at PayPal HQ are up for grabs. When you pull into the campus, look for Town Hall (large building says "Town Hall" above doors, faces North First) and then park where you'd like.

Please encourage your guests to register and RSVP themselves for a more fluid check-in.

Please bring a photo ID.

 

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  • Amanda S.

    Video is live! Watch the entire presentation and Q&A on the PayPal Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09EARxvApdM

    May 17, 2013

  • Ashley H.

    does anyone live in the bayarea that is into astronomy that would like to hang or form a group?

    May 8, 2013

  • Amanda S.

    Video coming soon... sorry for the delay!

    May 8, 2013

  • Ashley H.

    this woman is godess for the field

    1 · April 30, 2013

  • Vicki B.

    Was the live stream recorded and will that be posted for people who couldn't make it to the event?

    April 29, 2013

    • Amanda S.

      Yep! We'll post the video to our Youtube channel (www.youtube.com/TechXpl­oration) early next week.

      2 · April 30, 2013

    • Lisa C.

      Thanks for being so responsive!!!

      April 30, 2013

  • Lisa C.

    I had buffering issues watching the live stream. Can someone upload it on youtube?

    April 30, 2013

    • Amanda S.

      Hi Lisa, sorry to hear that you had issues with the stream. The video will be posted to this page early next week.

      1 · April 30, 2013

  • Marilyn S.

    Wish I could have been there. We had a plumbing emergency shortly before I was going to leave. Had to turn off the house water, find, and wait for a plumber. I hope the talk will be available online.

    April 30, 2013

    • Amanda S.

      Hi Marilyn, we'll post the video of the talk to this page early next week.

      April 30, 2013

  • Liana Y.

    The live streaming is very weak, difficult to hear much. It may help with an amplifier on the receiver end.

    April 30, 2013

    • Amanda S.

      Thanks for letting me know, Liana. I'll see what we can do to improve the stream for next time.

      April 30, 2013

  • Rahul D.

    it started off well with Jill putting things in perspective in lay man terms and I was definitely one of them. Her comparison of SETI's apparent unproductive search of 50 years, with a glass of water from an ocean helped to understand the enormity of the problem. I will have to admit that I could barely keep up the technical details later on as she dived into them, desperately trying to recall my high school physics concepts :-) But, i guess, it'll motivate to go back read up my basic physics one more time.

    All in all excited to learn that the search for Earth 2.0 is close :-) Timely and good talk

    2 · April 30, 2013

  • Sara W.

    I liked her comments about gender issues.

    1 · April 29, 2013

    • Vicki B.

      Was that during the Q&A?

      April 30, 2013

  • Mark R.

    Very passionate speaker, but her presentation got a bit too technical toward the end.

    April 30, 2013

    • Vicki B.

      I have to agree with Mark. Somewhere ion the middle, the jargon lost me completely.

      April 30, 2013

  • Dave W.

    Inspiring talk. Wonderful.

    2 · April 29, 2013

  • KC L.

    Jill was an amazing speaker, she explained everything so well about SETI, her life experiences in the world of research and academia, she also wowed the crowd by showing how tiny our little blue planet Earth was in the Universe just one speck of light in the great Cosmos and that 50yrs of SETI existence is really just the beginning of looking for ET, really humanity has not really scratch the surface in its search for life on other planets !

    3 · April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent presentation. Can't wait for the discovery.

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Anurag G.

    Desperately looking for a good exoplanet to escape to.

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Amanda S.

    Live stream will begin at 7:12pm. Click here: http://www.creatvsj.org/watch/techxploration/

    2 · April 29, 2013

  • Samantha A.

    Why do I need to bring a photo ID? Just curious.

    April 29, 2013

  • Ravi Kiran K.

    Pls. Count me in , deeply interested in it in many ways.

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Jessica C.

    Is it ok to bring a couple of friends I have visiting from Australia?

    April 28, 2013

    • Amanda S.

      Hi Jessica, yes please do! Please just update your RSVP to add +2.

      April 29, 2013

  • Robert

    For 'StartuP Si Valley'

    April 28, 2013

  • Michael S.

    Online

    April 28, 2013

  • Bob A.

    Unfortunatly, have to cancel :-(

    April 27, 2013

  • Eden

    Brian

    April 26, 2013

  • Manan

    Looking forward

    1 · April 26, 2013

  • Doug M.

    I'll be online

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Jiwon H.

    Hello

    April 25, 2013

  • yael

    sounds great.

    1 · April 24, 2013

  • Michael

    group of German students arriving

    1 · April 24, 2013

  • Donna

    Looking forward to another great event!

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • Sean

    See you there! Will be good to here Jill speak again!

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • Peter

    It will be good to hear how SETI is doing!

    1 · April 16, 2013

  • Sonja

    Hosting a mini social summit with a vendor, good luck!

    April 6, 2013

  • heidi g.

    Looking forward to learning more about SETI -

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • Gerry H.

    This will be great!

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • Kip H.

    Amanda you create events that ROCK.

    1 · April 4, 2013

  • Mark H.

    Awesome. Unfortunately--scheduled that day to be in SF all day for the AWS event.

    April 4, 2013

  • Tracy

    Looking forward to hearing Jill's talk!

    1 · April 3, 2013

  • Richard R.

    Sorry, out of town

    April 3, 2013

  • Marilyn S.

    Have not heard from or about SETI in quite a while. I look forward to this presentation.

    1 · April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds awesome! Can't wait.

    1 · April 3, 2013

  • Mark R.

    Guest is Laura Robichek

    April 3, 2013

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