The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence


Welcome back to Science Learning at Home. For this instalment, we’re exploring all things SETI and that means Aliens!

SETI is the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence and our quest to find the answer to the question: Are we really alone in the universe? Find out all about the search for life beyond our home planet, here…

If you’re interested in exploring the subject further, you can watch this great talk on SETI from Jodrell Bank’s Professor Mike Garrett filmed at bluedot 2018, or listen along to Jill Tarter (former Director of the Centre for SETI research) in coversation with Ana Matronic from this year’s virtual bluedot festival.

You can also eplore what Jodrell Bank’s founder, Sir Bernard Lovell thought about the possibility of extra-terrestrial life and discover Jodrell Bank’s cultural connections to Stanley Kubrick’s iconic film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Read more here…

If your little ones are feeling creative, why not get them imagining their own Alien life forms? Share their creations with us to be featured in our online gallery. Families can also have a go at creating Alien Masks or you could while away a rainy afternoon with a spot of Alien Colouring In. And, if you’re planning on visiting us this half term, you can take part in our brand new Alien Hunt activity -search for the aliens around Jodrell Bank to discover the secret to finding life on other planets.

Have fun!