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Royal Society Meeting One Week Away … Whew!

September 28, 2010

As Stephen Bassett said, any event could be THE event. It’s getting closer.

Prediction: Stayed tuned for Mazlan Othman to be appointed U.N. contact for galactics at this Society meeting: Extra-terrestrial life and arising political issues for the UN agenda.

If that happens, what more needs to be said before disclosure?

Towards a scientific and societal agenda on extra-terrestrial life


Organised by Dr Martin Dominik and Professor John Zarnecki

Should extra-terrestrial life exist, upcoming efforts will provide living generations with a realistic chance of its detection. Even more than the scientific agenda, a corresponding complementary societal agenda needs to be debated.

With a mix of invited talks and panel debates, we particularly look into the detection of life, the communication with potential extra-terrestrial civilizations, the implications for the future of humanity, and the political processes that are required.

Four panel debates include

Calling ET, or not even answering the phone?

Societal questions raised by the detection of extra-terrestrial life

What could studies of extra-terrestrial life tell us about the future of humanity?

Extra-terrestrial life and arising political issues for the UN agenda

Confirmed panelists

Ivan Almar, Stephen Baxter, James Benford, David Brin, Milan Cirkovic, Richard Crowther, Kathryn Denning, Steven Dick, Stephane Dumas, Frans von der Dunk, John Elliott, Lisa Kaltenegger, Claudio Maccone, Michael Michaud, Mazlan Othman, Ted Peters, Margaret Race, Seth Shostak, John Smart, Nicholas Tosca, Doug Vakoch, Clement Vidal, Felisa Wolfe-Simon, Alexander Zaitsev

This satellite meeting is free to attend, however, participants will need to cover their catering costs.

For enquiries please email

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 28, 2010 10:39 pm

    Finally we can hope for some transparacy and a validation of what most people believe is out there. Great!

  2. John Kronske permalink
    September 28, 2010 5:47 pm

    With the 10/10/10 date arising this may be what we all have wished for! 🙂

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