Skip to main content

Astronomer Jill Tarter Talks About Inspiring Contact in This Episode of The Secret Lives of Scientists

Let's get Jodie Foster to make a biopic about Jill Tarter!

Astronomer Jill Tarter is the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research at the SETI Institute in California. She spends her days searching for intelligent life elsewhere in the Universe. In this episode of NOVA’s The Secret Lives of Scientists, she talks about how she inspired the main character in Carl Sagan’s Contact.

(via NOVA The Secret Lives of Scientists)

Meanwhile in related links

Have a tip we should know? [email protected]

Filed Under:

Follow The Mary Sue:

Glen is a comedian, writer, husband, and father. He won his third-grade science fair and is a former preschool science teacher, which is a real job.