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Past Classes

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P1876: How to Talk to Aliens in Splash! Fall 2011 (Oct. 29 - 30, 2011)
Lots of us have spent hours reading or watching science fiction in which humans communicate with extraterrestrials of one kind or another, but few of us have given much thought to how we ourselves would practically do this if given the chance, not to mention what we'd actually want to say. In this interactive course, we'll: * look at some examples of how communication with aliens is depicted in popular culture * brainstorm together about what we might want to tell an alien race about ourselves and what technologies/scientific principles we'd use to convey that information * learn in detail about one answer that one group of humans came up with, the Voyager Golden Record * discuss how we might approach the Voyager project if it were happening in the present day, nearly 25 years after the original