Jill Tarter tries to answer one of the oldest questions we've got.... Are we alone?
Different Than the Other Sons
Jill Tarter's football player Dad inspires her to hunt and fish and become an engineer.
Carl Sagan Contacted Me
Jill Tarter tries to find aliens and uses Jodie Foster to help move the process along.
Carl’s Turning Over In His Grave
Jill Tarter describes a math error that found its way into the movie "Contact" and then consoles herself by talking about champagne.
About Jill Tarter
Jill Tarter is an astronomer and the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research at the SETI Institute in California. SETI stands for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence and that’s exactly what Jill’s been doing for almost her entire professional life. She was also the basis for the main character in Carl Sagan’s novel “”Contact”” and the character played by Jodie Foster in the film adaptation of the book.