It Was 50 Years Ago Today: A Clip

April 8, 1960. Frank Drake conducts the first SETI experiment, pointing a radio telescope in Green Bank, West Virginia, at the star Tau Ceti.

To commemorate the anniversary, here’s a snippet from a sample I put together a while back. In it, Jill Tarter talks about the pioneers of SETI research.


I hope you like it.

For more on my encounter with Frank Drake, see The Golden Record post.

Whose shoulder’s are you standing on?


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