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Our mission is to advance scholastic literacy of future generations with informal STEM education focused on NASA missions, astronomy, and space exploration; and to foster scientific curiosity and advance science literacy to cultivate and nurture the next generation of leaders.

“The biggest risk to the future of space exploration is the lack of STEM education” -Dr. John Grunsfeld at 2015 Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

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Searching for Extraterrestrial Civilizations
When will we find ET and what happens if we do?

Since the beginning of human civilization, the billions of stars in the night sky have given rise to the age-old question, are we alone in the universe? The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) seeks to answer that question by searching for signs of advanced civilizations in the cosmos.

In 2015, renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced a massive $100 million campaign called the Breakthrough Initiative to advance the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. This global program will search over 1,000,000 stars for artificial radio or laser signals, send a swarm of probes to the nearest star and scrutinize Earth-sized, rocky exoplanets within 20 light years of Earth, searching for any cosmic neighbors.

We are also hunting for techno-signatures that may originate from mega structures such as Dyson Spheres to the atmospheric contamination created by industrial civilizations. City lights on extra-solar planets may be detectable in the near future with the soon-to-be-launched James Webb Space Telescope or the large ground-based mega observatories currently being built.

So, what happens if we find it? This is a mind-boggling, breath-taking quest; if intelligent life is out there, we’re hunting it down.

Join us for this fascinating look at the science behind the search for ET, and what we’re planning to do if we find it...

Presented by
Greg McCauley
Executive Director
Link Observatory Space Science Institute

Admission FREE
Seating is limited, please arrive early.

Your Host:
Kurt Williams
Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer
Link Observatory Space Science Institute

Saturday, March 17, at 8:00pm

Mooresville Public Library
220 W Harrison St, Mooresville, IN 46158

Explore the Wonders of the Universe through the Link Observatory Telescope
Free shuttle buses from the Library to the Observatory immediately following the program.


Link is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of our place in the universe.

We believe passionately in the power of inspiration and understanding of STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. Since its beginning in 2012, hundreds of award winning LinkLive public events have been enjoyed by sell-out crowds throughout the Midwest. 

LinkLive is an audio/visual spectacle utilizing a variety of guest speakers, and the very latest in theater screen digital imagery, animations, music and multimedia technology. LinkLive events create an engaging and thought-provoking environment as we share the wonders of the universe in ways that inspire, excite, challenge and educate.

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