Werthimer will discuss the possibility of life in the universe and the search for radio and optical signals from other civilizations. He will also discuss other citizen science projects, next generation telescopes, instrumentation, and algorithms for SETI, as well as speculate on when earthlings might discover other civilizations.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Sponsors of the lecture include the Montana State University Physics Department, Museum of the Rockies, Montana ESPCoR and Southwest Montana Astronomical Society.
For more information, visit http://museumoftherockies.org/Home/VISIT/TaylorPlanetarium/TaylorPlanetariumEvents/tabid/494/Default.aspx.