SETI Resources for Educators

The search for extra-terrestrial intelligent civilizations is fascinating, and involves many different aspects of astronomy, astrophysics, astrobiology, and technology. SETI is far more than looking for UFOs or little green people. For educators who are interested in teaching about SETI, here is a set of slides to get you started.

  1. Lecture 1: Introduction to SETI
  2. Lecture 2: Exoplanets & History of SETI
  3. Lecture 3: Current ETI searches
  4. Lecture 4: Optical SETI
  5. Lecture 5: Panspermia
  6. Lecture 6: What we can learn about a planet from probing its interior

Some Other Useful Resources:

  1. NASA Technosignatures Conference in Houston, September 2018
  2. Office of Planetary Protection
  3. Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)
  4. NASA Astrobiology Page
  5. SETI Institute Home Page
  6. Centauri Dreams – articles about interstellar exploration