Sheldon Reynolds, a star of the band Earth, Wind and Fire, will perform his hit, “Shining Star,” for Jill Tarter’s Gala on Saturday, June 23rd.
Fireside chats will provide an intimate setting for an in-depth conversation with our speakers and participants. Each chat will last 30 minutes, and provide about 15 minutes for questions from the audience with the speakers. The interviews include Jill Tarter, Kevin Grazier, Alex Filippenko, Mae Jemison, Andre Bormanis, Robert Picardo and many many more.
Charles Lindsay - He photographs at the interface between nature and culture. It is his fascination with our relationship to the earth which connects all of his work – living with a rain forest tribe, traveling with turtle hunters, looking at his own experience of fly fishing or the culture of golf and it’ s relationship […]
Frank Summers – Dr. Frank Summers is an astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD. He received his undergraduate degree in Physics from Virginia Tech, and his Masters and Ph.D in Astronomy from the University of California at Berkeley. After achieving his degrees, he did research on cosmology and galaxy formation at Princeton […]
Richard Rhodes – the author or editor of twenty-four books including The Making of the Atomic Bomb, which won a Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, a National Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award; Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb, which was shortlisted for a Pulitzer Prize in History; and four novels. He […]
Chris Ford – Chris Ford is currently RenderMan Business Director at Pixar Animation Studios with over 20 years experience in computer graphics software development and media production technology. Formerly at Autodesk, Alias, Silicon Graphics, and Wavefront Technologies, Chris has been the Product Manager for most of the modeling, animation, and rendering software tools used in professional […]
Moderators include SETI Institute Trustees John Gertz, Andrew Fraknoi, Linda Bernardi, Dane Glasgow, Russ Holdstein(pictured), Michael Moradzadeh
Mary Roach – Mary Roach has written best-selling books about such things as dead bodies, ghosts, and life in space. Her work is distinctive and engaging. Her first book, Stiff, was an offshoot of a column she wrote for Salon.com. Her other books include Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and […]
Alex Filippenko – Alex is the Richard & Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Physical Sciences at UC Berkeley. An elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, he is one of the world’s most highly cited astronomers and has received numerous prizes for his research. His primary areas of research are supernovae (exploding stars), active […]
Nathalie A. Cabrol – Exploration, whatever its focus, is limitless, multi-facetted, and exquisitely complex. The understanding of how and why planets evolve, whether they could have hosted habitats for life, how climate change impacts their habitability – and for Earth, its biodiversity – are questions that need to be addressed through a synergetic approach by looking […]