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“Life in the Universe: So Where Are They?” – Free Zoom presentation by Alan MacRobert, editor of Sky & Telescope magazine

November 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Alan MacRobert has been covering the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) beat for decades.   Astronomical searches are better than ever.  Planets are abundant.  Life seems to start quickly.  So why haven’t we found ETs yet — and more pressingly, why haven’t they found us? A life-covered Earth has been sitting in plain view of the galaxy for at least 400 million years.   Alan will brief us on the state of the debate today.

Alan has been an editor for Sky & Telescope magazine in Cambridge since 1982.  He became fascinated with the deep paradoxes regarding life in the universe when he read Carl Sagan’s Intelligent Life in the Universe at age 14.  In addition to his keen interest in SETI, Alan’s specialties at Sky & Telescope magazine include astronomical research news coverage and articles about upcoming celestial events for amateur astronomers.    Alan has also been a science correspondent for the Boston Globe where he wrote their monthly “Sky Watch” column.

Come join us for this fascinating presentation!   All are welcome!

Zoom Meeting Link:

Meeting ID: 820 3679 9516

Passcode: 247480

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By phone  +1 646 558 8656


Questions?  Please contact Ellen at  [email protected]


First Parish in Bedford is proud to present this talk as part of its free, monthly forums (lyceums) on a wide range of topics.   All talks are free and open to the public.   Registration is NOT required.

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November 7, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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