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Determining the first case of METI
Add to Calendar 2024-02-22T17:00:00 2024-02-22T18:00:00 UTC Determining the first case of METI Davey Laboratory 538
Start DateThu, Feb 22, 2024
12:00 PM
End DateThu, Feb 22, 2024
1:00 PM
Presented By
Rebecca Charbonneau (University of Cambridge)
Event Series: PSETI Seminar

Frank Drake’s Arecibo message is often credited as the first case of using a radio telescope to send a message to extraterrestrial intelligence (METI). But was it? In this talk, I will delve into historical records to examine possible attempts predating the Arecibo message, shedding light on the complexity of our early endeavors to reach out to potential extraterrestrial civilizations. I will also cover other lesser-known examples of METI in the 20th century and put into context some of the early controversy surrounding METI.

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