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SETIcon II Press Highlights

Thank you for your interest in SETIcon II.  Here you can browse through some of the most recent media coverage to see what folks are saying about SETIcon and/or topics that will be discussed.

Please contact us at SETITeam@graylingcp.com to coordinate interviews for your features and stories.  Press Kit links can be found at the bottom of this page.

  • Asian News International, June 27, 2012 – No God required to kick-start Universe 13.75 bn years ago, by
  • Discovery News, June 26, 2012 – The Universe:  No God Required, by Ian O’Neill
  • The Newser, June 26, 2012 – God Not Necessary for Big Bang…, by Evann Gastaldo
  • Popular Science, June 25, 2012 – At SETIcon 2012: Planetary Spit-Swapping, Dark Energy As a Singularity and Other Bizarro Space Science, by Rebecca Boyle
  • The Pacifica Evening News, June 25, 2012 – Scientists Meet Science Fiction at SETIcon
  • Science Today, June 25, 2012 – SETIcon II Excitement, by Alyssa Keimach
  • Red Orbit, June 25, 2012 – Pow! Straight to the Moon!, by Michael Harper
  • Red Orbit, June 25, 2012 – Will We Ever Make it to Outerspace?, by Michael Harper
  • Red Orbit, June 25, 2012 – Can We Survive a Trip to Mars?, by Michael Harper
  • Mashable/Space.com, June 25, 2012 – The Big Bang Didn’t Need God…, by Mike Wallace
  • Contra Costa Times, June 24, 2012 – NASA Scientists gather in Santa Clara to ponder life beyond Earth, by Lisa M. Krieger
  • SciFi4Me.com, June 20, 2012 – SETIcon Auctions Out of This World Stuff, by Jason P. Hunt
  • SETI Institute, June 20, 2012 – SETIcon Auction to Benefit Science Research and STEM Education
  • NBC News, June 20, 2012 – Space Love at SETIcon II, by Alysia Gray Painter
  • SETI Institute, June 19, 2012 – Earth Wind and Fire Star to Perform at SETIcon Jill Tarter Gala
  • Lunar Science, June 19, 2012 – SETIcon II
  • Alien Life, June 18, 2012 – SETIcon II about to open and Io’s volcanoes
  • New York Times Science, June 18, 2012 – A Career Waiting for E.T. to Phone, by Dennis Overby
  • Examiner.com, June 17, 2012 – Science and Imagination Meet at SETIcon II, by Jim Sharkey
  • Space Frontier, June 16, 2012 – SETICon II is Just Around the Corner!
  • NBC News, June 13, 2012 – Using Transits to Find New Planets
  • Small Planets Abound, June 13, 2012 -  New results from NASA’s Kepler Mission point to an abundance of Earth-size worlds. Learn more at SETIcon II, a public science conference, June 22-24, 2012.
  • Metro, June 7, 2012 – Could ‘Prometheus’ Be Real?, by Michelle Castillo
  • Save Our Science Event, June 9, 2012 - at the Red Rock Café in Mountain View. Jill Tarter and SETI Institute scientists will speak about out against the devastating budget cuts proposed by the Obama administration.
  • SETIcon Press Release, May 31, 2012 – Bill Nye, the Science Guy and CEO of the Planetary Society, joins the SETI Institute at SETIcon, June 22 – 24
  • Big Picture Science Radio Show, May 31, 2012 – “special” episode about the Transit of Venus, and also includes an interview with Jon Jenkins about Kepler transits:  Show Description - Audio Version
  • Huffington Post, May 31, 2012 – Hollywood Aliens: Prototypes for the Real Thing?, by Seth Shostak
  • Metro News Canada, May 30, 2012 – Could Prometheus be true?, by Michelle Castillo
  • The Kepler Mission, May 30, 2012 – Show announcement
  • Huffington Post, May 29, 2012 – Sci-Fi Movie Aliens Are Wrong, SETI’s Jill Tarter Says, by Space.com Staff
  • Christian Science Monitor, May 29, 2012 – Forget ‘Men in Black 3′: Why aliens won’t attack Earth, by Mike Wall
  • Science News, May 29, 2012 – Alien hunter redirects her search to Earth-based funding, by Nadia Drake
  • Big Picture Science, May 28, 2012 – Mass Transits
  • Zee News, May 26, 2012 – Aliens that visit won’t vaporize us
  • CNN, May 25, 2012 – Alien hunter steps down from extraterrestrial search, by Elizabeth Landau
  • Space.com, May 25, 2012 – Sci-Fi Movies Are Wrong About Aliens, E.T. Hunter Jill Tarter Says, Space.com Staff
  • SpaceRef, May 25, 2012 – Jill Tarter Takes Issue with Hawking and Hostile-Alien Movies
  • Open Minds, May 25, 2012 – Jill Tarter comments on Hollywood aliens, by Jason McClellan
  • PhysOrg, May 25, 2012 – Aliens don’t want to eat us, says former SETI director, by Jason Major, Universe Today
  • The Mary Sue, May 25, 2012 – Former Head of SETI Says Aliens Totally Don’t Want To Eat Us. Well, In That Case…, by Jill Pantozzi
  • Movies.com, May 24, 2012 – Off Screen: Jill Tarter, the Inspiration for Jodie Foster’s Character in ‘Contact,’ Has Retired From SETI, by Peter Hall
  • Earth Sky, May 24, 2012 – Aliens won’t want to enslave us, says world-famous alien hunter, by Deborah Byrd
  • SETIcon Press Release, May 24, 2012 – SETI Institute’s Jill Tarter takes issue with Stephen Hawking, MIB3, Prometheus and Battleship
  • French Tribune, May 23, 2012 – After 35-Year Alien Hunting, Jill Tarter Calls It Quits, by Bruce Totolos
  • The Syndney Morning Herald, May 23, 2012 – Top alien hunter hangs up her telescope , by Andy Goldberg
  • Scientific American, May 23, 2012 – SETI Astronomer Jill Tarter Steps Down from Alien Hunt, by Mike Wall & Space.com
  • The Verge, May 23, 2012 – SETI Institute director Jill Tarter stepping down after 35 years of extraterrestrial research, by Adi Robertson
  • MSNBC, May 22, 2012 - Queen of SETI retires from research, by Alan Boyle
  • Fox News, May 22, 2012 – Alien hunter retires after 35-year quest for E.T.
  • Washington Post & Bangor Daily News, May 22, 2012 – Jill Tarter steps down as director of SETI, by Marc Kaufman
  • Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2012 – Famed alien hunter stepping down from ET research center, by Maria L. La Ganga
  • Popular Mechanics, May 22, 2012 – Outgoing Director Jill Tarter on the Future of SETI, by Jennifer Bogo
  • CBS News & Space.com & Huffington Post & Yahoo News & Times of News & eScience News, May 22, 2012 – SETI Astronomer Jill Tarter Retiring After 35-Year Alien Hunt, by Mike Wall
  • Space.com, May 22, 2012 – Searching for Intelligent Aliens: Q&A with SETI Astronomer Jill Tarter, by Mike Wall
  • Discovery News, May 22, 2012 – ET Hunter Calls it Quits — Search for Funding Instead, by Irene Klotz
  • SJ Mercury News, May 22, 2012 – After 35 years, Jill Tarter will no longer lead search for ET, by Beth Marie Mole
  • PC Magazine, May 22, 2012 – Alien Hunter Extraordinaire Jill Tarter Steps Down as SETI Director, by Damon Poeter
  • Daily Mail, May 22, 2012 – Alien hunter, who inspired Jodie Foster’s role in film Contact, retires after 35 years of watching the skies, by  Louise Boyle
  • National Post, May 22, 2012 – Famed SETI astronomer retiring, says discovery of alien life ‘very close’, by Matt Hartley
  • SF Gate, Home of the SF Chronicle & KQED Science, May 22, 2012 - SETI’s leading astronomer – Jill Tarter – retiring, by David Perlman
  • KTLA, May 22, 2012 – Jill Tarter: Famed Alien Hunter Stepping Down From SETI Research Center
  • KALW, May 22, 2012 – Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, by Leila Day
  • Universe Today, May 22, 2012 – Alien Hunter Jill Tarter Changing Her Focus, by Nancy Atkinson
  • Science 2.0, May 22, 2012 – SETI’s Jill Tarter Stepping Down, by Hank Campbell
  • Red Orbit, May 22, 2012 – Head Of Alien Hunting Organization Stepping Down From The Throne, by Lee Rannals
  • Earth Sky, May 22, 2012 – SETI’s world-famous alien hunter Jill Tarter to retire, by Earth Sky
  • Nature.com, May 22, 2012 – SETI pioneer Jill Tarter retires, by Mitchell M. Waldrop
  • Medill Reports, May 22, 2012 – Revered alien hunter continues quest with new focus, by Alyssa Samson & Eric Eckstrom
  • AFP & Phys Org & Mother Nature Network, May 22, 2012 - Famed US alien seeker shifts gaze back to Earth, by Glenn Chapman
  • News.com.au, May 22, 2012 – Alien hunter retires after 35-year career
  • Parabolic Arc, May 22, 2012 - Jill Tarter to Retire as SETI Director, by Doug Messier
  • Open Minds, May 22, 2012 – SETI alien hunter Jill Tarter stepping down, by Jason McClellan
  • The Epoch Times, May 22,2012 – SETI Director Shares Hopes for Interstellar Travel, by Joshua Philipp
  • Oklahoma Welcome, May 22, 2012 -World’s top alien hunter hangs up her telescope Eds: SETI founder Jill Tarter retires Tuesday, by Andy Goldberg
  • SETI Institute Press Release, May 22, 2012 – SETI Institute Celebrates World-Famous Alien Hunter’s 35 Years of Research And Looks Forward To The Next Chapter
  • The Guardian, UK, May 21, 2012 – How would the public react if Seti found evidence of alien life?, by Neil Denny
  • Japan Today, May 20,2012 - Extraterrestrial intelligence: The search gets harder, by Jill Tarter
  • Discover Magazine,  May 18, 2012 - Depth Change: What Do the “Battleship” Aliens Want From Us, Anyway?,  by Seth Shostak
  • Promethus Movie.com, May 15. 2012 – SETIcon II