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Science Lecture Series

Last year Marin Academy partnered with the Stanford Alumni Club of Marin to host an evening with Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer and Director at the Center for SETI Research. The event was also open to community friends Next Generation Scholars and the College of Marin. Light refreshments were provided by the Stanford Club of Marin.

Seth is the Senior Astronomer and Director at the Center for SETI Research. SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, is an exploratory science that seeks evidence of life in the universe by looking for some signature of its technology. Seth is keen on outreach activities: interesting the public — and especially young people — in science in general, and astrobiology in particular. He's co-authored a college textbook on astrobiology, and has written three trade books on SETI. In addition, he's published more than 400 popular articles on science — including regular contributions to both the Huffington Post and Discover Magazine blogs — gives many dozens of talks annually, and is the host of the SETI Institute's weekly science radio show, "Big Picture Science."

Check out Seth's Ted Talk here.