Celebrating Science 2009

TeamSETI Special

TeamSETI members and their guests receive early entry between 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Special! Bring in new members to support the work of the SETI Institute and they will receive a 2008 TeamSETI Individual membership at the low price of $25!

On the day of the event, for every NEW member or upgrade, you will receive 5 extra tickets for our exciting prize drawings! Anyone bringing in two or more new members will receive a signed copy of Seth Shostak's new book, Confessions of An Alien Hunter: A Scientist’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

New members and upgrades receive a free one year subscription to Scientific American.

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Celebrating Science 2008

Join us at the SETI Institute for a celebration
of science and imagination!

An interactive Family Science Faire at the SETI Institute
SATURDAY, May 16, 2009, from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

or join TeamSETI now for early admission.


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At our Celebrating Science 2009 Family Science Faire, you will have the opportunity to meet SETI Institute scientists and discover what the future holds for SETI and astrobiology. Learn about the SETI Institute's pioneering exploration of life, our solar system, and beyond, including the search for signals from other civilizations.

Your opportunity for hands-on science! We will have fun, interactive activities for youth aged 8-15. They will be able to sign up on a first-come, first-serve basis for educational science-based activities. We will also have fun and creative activities for our younger up-and-coming scientists.

Meet the father of SETI and author of the Drake Equation, Dr. Frank Drake. Visit the gift shop for a Drake Equation t-shirt and ask Dr. Drake himself to sign it!

Hear Andrew Fraknoi speak at 2:30 on "Why Falling into a Black Hole would be a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience". Selected as California's Professor of the Year in 2007, Mr. Fraknoi will be available between 2:45-3:30 to autograph his latest book, Disney Learning: Wonderful World of Space, available in our gift shop.

There are plenty of photo opportunities, so be sure to bring your cameras!

The SETI Institute is located at
515 N. Whisman Road, Mountain View CA 94043

Interested in volunteering for the event? Please email Gail Jacobs at gjacobs@seti.org or call 650-960-4565.

Some of the interactive activities planned include:

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The Latest on the Kepler Mission

Learn ore about the much publicized Kepler Mission, whose mission is to scour a section of the sky to find planets like Earth that might be able to sustain life.

Take a virtual tour of Hat Creek
and the Allen Telescope Array.


kids do science

Interactive activities for kids of all ages.

Create your own model of the earth spinning on its axis, build a catapult or your own weather station that you can take home. For ages 8-15. On-site sign-ups required on a first-come, first-served basis.

For our younger friends, have some fun and create your own unique souvenir of your time at Celebrating Science!

Tour the Saturn System with
NASA's Cassini Spacecraft

Follow along with a 3-D animation of Cassini as it orbits the Saturn system. Stop at any point you like and we'll take a look at the pictures Cassini was taking at that time.

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Experiment with an infrared camera.

The light our eyes see is but a small part of a broad spectrum of electromagnetic radiation. On the immediate high energy side of the visible spectrum lies the ultraviolet, and on the low energy side is the infrared. See what you look like to an infrared camera.

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We look forward to seeing you!