07/12/2013

Desktop Diaries: Jill Tarter

5:50 minutes

“Someone described my office as an eight-year-old’s daydream,” says astronomer Jill Tarter, who has been collecting E.T.-themed office ornaments for 30 years. Tarter was the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute’s first employee, and the inspiration for the character in Carl Sagan’s Contact.

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