Friday, March 09, 2012

Alien Encounters: Part I – The Message, Part II – The Arrival


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By science.discovery.com
3-8-12
"Part I: The Message." Premieres Tuesday, March 13 at 10PM E/P
"Part II: The Arrival." Premieres Tuesday, March 20 at 10PM E/P
     In two dramatic hours, Alien Encounters lays out a plausible hypothetical scenario for a first contact event. What would really happen if we got a message from space? How will humans react when we learn a spacecraft is on its way to Earth? Will humans learn from aliens, or become colonial subjects?

Some of the world's leading astrophysicists, astrobiologists, sci-fi writers and and futurists help unravel the scientific, cultural and psychological impact of this world-changing global event.

Alien Encounters is made in cooperation with SETI Institute (the highly respected organization devoted to the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), which was founded in the early 1960s by renowned astrophysicist Carl Sagan.

Alien Encounters highlights interviews with a host of experts including Carl Sagan's son, Nick, who is now following in his father's footsteps wondering, "How will we meet our galactic neighbors?" Also featured are Jill Tarter, Director of SETI Institute; Frank Drake, renowned astronomer; Seth Shostak, senior astronomer for SETI Institute; Neil Degrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium; and many more of the world's leading science minds.

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