New events will be added as the decoding process progresses.
The webinars will be hosted by the SETI Institute.

Workshop
SETI in China: Encompassing Scientific and Cultural Perspectives
6 February 2024 at 12am CET Duration: 90min

This online workshop is part of the SETI Institute's outreach program for A Sign in Space, targeting an audience interested in both SETI research and astronomical findings from an interdisciplinary perspective. The proposed session revolves around the notion of “SETI in China: encompassing scientific and cultural perspectives”, featuring three speakers addressing the subject from their […]

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Live Event
Launch Event | SETI Live: A Sign in Space - Simulating First Contact
24 May at 11:15 am PDT / 2:15 pm EDT / 8:15 pm CEST

Join the A Sign in Space team in this special event, live streaming from the control rooms of the Green Bank Telescope, the Allen Telescope Array and the Medicina Radio Astronomical Station, while the simulated extraterrestrial message is transmitted by the Trace Gas Orbiter orbiting Mars and it is received on Earth. The event is moderated by […]

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Workshop
Celestial Wayfindings
26 May at 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST
Duration: 60min

This hour-long workshop focuses on non-Western perspectives that understand the celestial as neither alien nor outer. In reflecting on the A Sign in Space project, we engage in activities that explore how intelligent extraterrestrials might imagine language and spacial mapping in radically different ways.

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Workshop
Decoding and Signal Processing
30 May at 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST
Duration: 90min

In this workshop ATA astronomer Wael Farah and radio engineer Daniel Estévez will give a tutorial on decoding, signal processing, and will explain the notional difference between a potential ETI signal and that received for A Sign in Space. All levels are welcome!

*Cover credits: photo by Colby Gutierrez-Kraybill

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Workshop
Signs in Space
31 May at 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST
Duration: 60min

Join “A Sign in Space” Artistic Director in a lively and thought provoking brainstorming session about the possible meaning of the simulated extra-terrestrial message created for the project.

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Workshop
How to prepare for the possible discovery of Extraterrestrial Life
6 June at 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST
Duration: 60min

Join Episcopal priest and Mars Rover mission scientist in discussing the potential implications of the discovery of extraterrestrial life at the intersection of spiritual and scientific approaches. Host

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Workshop
Extraterrestrial Intelligence and Islamic Thought
7 June at 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST
Duration: 75min

 One of the most influential heavenly messages in the history of humanity has been the Quran. The revelation received by Prophet Muhammad contains many references to intelligent beings from outside our world, including jinn, angels and God himself.

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Workshop
SETI-Lit: Decoding and Recoding through Digital Narrative
9 June at 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST
Duration: 90min

This 90-minute workshop hosted by Professors Scott Rettberg and Joseph Tabbi of the Center for Digital Narrative will explore the potentialities of electronic literature (e-lit) for the reception and interpretation of extraterrestrial communication.

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Workshop
The ethics of X
12 June at 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST
Duration: 60min

This is an opportunity to discuss our ideas about the future of contact with a philosophy professor and trained ethicist. We will think critically together about uncertain futures, unknown others, our sense of duty, our sense of wonder, and the effects that extraterrestrial prospects have on us and here and now.

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Workshop
La vida en el universo: una perspectiva latinoamericana
10 July at 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST
Duration: 75min

Descubran los aportes de Latinoamérica a la búsqueda de la vida en el universo con Jovita Vásquez Balarezo, sabia del pueblo Shipibo y directora de la Universidad amazónica UCSS-Nopoki, el padre José Funes, por 9 años director de la Specola Vaticana, y los investigadores del Centro Internacional InCosmiCon.

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Workshop
WRETI: Writing in Response to ETI
19 July at 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST
Duration: 90min

Are we ready to communicate with aliens? This panel, hosted by Gregory Betts,  considers the implications of A Sign in Space by Daniela de Paulis, using a wealth of literary experience to engage with the cultural resonances of this artwork.

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Workshop
After first contact: meeting the cosmic in-law
27 July at 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST
Duration: 60min

A workshop considering some of the following questions:  Should we reply? Why and how should we send a message? What do we say after we say hello? In deciphering the message, what have we assumed? How will we treat each other? Will we have immunity as diplomats or traders? With interstellar space technology, different experiences, cultures, communication methods and appearance, more questions arise: what they want - why they are here - how we will change each other. What about migration and colonisation? Haley and Fasan's Metalaw and the background of the 1967 Outer Space Treaty suggests ways of interacting with extraterrestrial civilisations. Historic encounters show different ways of interaction in different civilisations – examples can be taken from South-East Asia and the Pacific, the Americas, the embassies between Rome and India, or from Europe to China and Japan.

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