The Dairy Arts Center Boulder, CO


Dr. David Nesbitt

Director, CU Wizards, Colorado University

Contact— How do we say "hello" to extraterrestrials?

A discussion of how we say “hello” to extraterrestrials and what universal language is understood by them.

The Dairy Arts Center Boulder, CO

Film Synopsis

Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine.

In this Robert Zemeckis-directed adaptation of the Carl Sagan novel, Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) is a headstrong scientist who races to interpret a signal originating from the Vega star system. An incredible message is found hidden in the signal, containing the plans for a mysterious machine. But once first contact with an extraterrestrial intelligence is proven, Arroway must contend with inflexible National Security Advisor Michael Kitz (James Woods) and religious fanatics bent on containing the implications of such an event.

About the Speaker

Dr. David Nesbitt is the winner of the 2013 Science Pacesetter Award. He is the director of the CU Wizards program, which is dedicated to entertaining children while teaching them about science.