AST 248 : Search for Life in the Universe

Spring 2017

"... Are you so stupid to think that just because we're alone here, there's nobody else in this room? Do you consider us so boring or repulsive that of all the millions of beings, imaginary or otherwise, who are prowling around in space looking for a little company, there is not one who might possibly enjoy spending a moment with us? On the contrary my dear -- my house is full of guests..."

Jean Giraudoux, The Madwoman of Chaillot

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Astronomy Program
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3800