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Meet The Creators

  • Animator Andrew Park
  • Educator Chris Anderson
  • Narrator Chris Anderson


Additional Resources for you to Explore
Recently, TED collaborated with SETI and other organizations to launch SETI Live, a citizen science initiative spearheaded by astronomer Jill Tarter. Read about the genesis of SETI Live at and explore the site at How can the average person participate? What equipment and/or skills are needed? How are they promoting the opportunity?