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Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute & Director of the Institute's Center for SETI Research

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 Seth Shostak Biography

Seth Shostak is the Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, and the Director of the Institute’s Center for SETI Research.

He has an undergraduate degree in physics from Princeton University, and a doctorate in astronomy from the California Institute of Technology. For much of his career, Seth conducted radio astronomy research on galaxies, and has published approximately 60 papers in professional journals. During more than a decade, he worked at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, in Groningen, The Netherlands, using the Westerbork Radio Synthesis Telescope. He also founded and ran a company producing computer animation for TV.

Seth has written nearly 500 popular magazine and Web articles on various topics in astronomy, technology, film, and television. He lectures on astronomy and other subjects at various academic venues, and gives approximately 60 talks annually at both educational and corporate institutions. Seth has been a Distinguished Speaker for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He was also Chair of the International Academy of Astronautics’ SETI Permanent Committee for a decade.

Frequently interviewed for radio and TV, Seth has been seen or heard on Discovery Channel, Learning Channel, History Channel, the BBC, Nightline, The O’Reilly Factor, Good Morning America, Larry King Live, Coast to Coast AM, NPR, CNN News, and National Geographic Television. He is the host of a one-hour weekly radio program on astrobiology entitled Big Picture Science.

Seth has edited and contributed to nearly a dozen books. His first popular tome, Sharing the Universe: Perspectives on Extraterrestrial Life, appeared in March 1998, followed by Cosmic Company in 2002. He has also co-authored an astrobiology text, Life in the Universe, and his latest trade book is Confessions of an Alien Hunter. In 2004, he won the Klumpke-Roberts Award for the popularization of astronomy.

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Life in the Universe (3rd Edition)

Life in the Universe (3rd Edition)

Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist's Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist's Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Sharing the Universe: Perspectives on Extraterrestrial Life

Sharing the Universe: Perspectives on Extraterrestrial Life

Speaking Topics
  • When Will We Find Extraterrestrial Life?

    Are we alone in the universe? The scientific hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence is now into its fifth decade, and we still haven’t uncovered a confirmed “peep” from any cosmic company. Could all this mean that finding biology beyond Earth, even if it exists, is a project for the ages – one that might take centuries or longer? But new approaches to detecting life suggest that there is good reason to expect a discovery of microbic organisms on other worlds soon, and that we could uncover evidence of sophisticated civilizations – the type of aliens we see in the movies and on TV – within a few decades. Why this might be more than wishful thinking and what contact would mean are the subjects of this talk on the continuing efforts to establish our place in the universe of living things.

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Seth Shostak

Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute & Director of the Institute's Center for SETI Research

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Seth Shostak Biography

Seth Shostak is the Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, and the Director of the Institute’s Center for SETI Research.

He has an undergraduate degree in physics from Princeton University, and a doctorate in astronomy from the California Institute of Technology. For much of his career, Seth conducted radio astronomy research on galaxies, and has published approximately 60 papers in professional journals. During more than a decade, he worked at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, in Groningen, The Netherlands, using the Westerbork Radio Synthesis Telescope. He also founded and ran a company producing computer animation for TV.

Seth has written nearly 500 popular magazine and Web articles on various topics in astronomy, technology, film, and television. He lectures on astronomy and other subjects at various academic venues, and gives approximately 60 talks annually at both educational and corporate institutions. Seth has been a Distinguished Speaker for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He was also Chair of the International Academy of Astronautics’ SETI Permanent Committee for a decade.

Frequently interviewed for radio and TV, Seth has been seen or heard on Discovery Channel, Learning Channel, History Channel, the BBC, Nightline, The O’Reilly Factor, Good Morning America, Larry King Live, Coast to Coast AM, NPR, CNN News, and National Geographic Television. He is the host of a one-hour weekly radio program on astrobiology entitled Big Picture Science.

Seth has edited and contributed to nearly a dozen books. His first popular tome, Sharing the Universe: Perspectives on Extraterrestrial Life, appeared in March 1998, followed by Cosmic Company in 2002. He has also co-authored an astrobiology text, Life in the Universe, and his latest trade book is Confessions of an Alien Hunter. In 2004, he won the Klumpke-Roberts Award for the popularization of astronomy.

Seth Shostak Videos

  • SETI's Seth Shostak on Frequency Tables
  • Seth Shostak talks ET
  • SETI Astronomer Seth Shostak talks about the signal

Seth Shostak Books

Seth Shostak Speaking Topics

  • When Will We Find Extraterrestrial Life?

    Are we alone in the universe? The scientific hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence is now into its fifth decade, and we still haven’t uncovered a confirmed “peep” from any cosmic company. Could all this mean that finding biology beyond Earth, even if it exists, is a project for the ages – one that might take centuries or longer? But new approaches to detecting life suggest that there is good reason to expect a discovery of microbic organisms on other worlds soon, and that we could uncover evidence of sophisticated civilizations – the type of aliens we see in the movies and on TV – within a few decades. Why this might be more than wishful thinking and what contact would mean are the subjects of this talk on the continuing efforts to establish our place in the universe of living things.

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  • How to book Seth Shostak?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Seth Shostak for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Seth Shostak, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Seth Shostak or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Seth Shostak?

    Booking fees for Seth Shostak, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Seth Shostak, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Seth Shostak?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Seth Shostak for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Seth Shostak for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Seth Shostak or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Seth Shostak or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Seth Shostak is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Seth Shostak for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Seth Shostak generally travels from Mountain View, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Michio Kaku, Graham Hill, Jeff Taylor, Richard Florida and Todd Buchholz. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Seth Shostak for an upcoming event.

Seth Shostak Speaker Videos

  • SETI's Seth Shostak on Frequency Tables
    Seth Shostak talks ET
  • SETI Astronomer Seth Shostak talks about the signal

Seth Shostak Speaking Topics

  • When Will We Find Extraterrestrial Life?

    Are we alone in the universe? The scientific hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence is now into its fifth decade, and we still haven’t uncovered a confirmed “peep” from any cosmic company. Could all this mean that finding biology beyond Earth, even if it exists, is a project for the ages – one that might take centuries or longer? But new approaches to detecting life suggest that there is good reason to expect a discovery of microbic organisms on other worlds soon, and that we could uncover evidence of sophisticated civilizations – the type of aliens we see in the movies and on TV – within a few decades. Why this might be more than wishful thinking and what contact would mean are the subjects of this talk on the continuing efforts to establish our place in the universe of living things.

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