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NCCC General Meeting - 22 February 2020

NCCC General Meeting - 22 February 2020

Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM (PST)
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El Tapatio Restaurant & Cantina
40 Golf Club Road
Pleasant Hill, California, United States 94523

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Hello KB'ers!

Please join us for a fascinating February NCCC Meeting at the
El Tapatio Restaurant in Pleasant Hll!

Date: Saturday, 22 February 2020

Time: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm 

Location: El Tapatio Restaurant & Cantina 
40 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill CA 94523
Featured Presentation:

Ultra-DXing - Is Anybody Out There?  
Dan Werthimer
Berkeley SETI Research Center Chief Scientist 
What is the possibility of other intelligent life in the universe?  Can we detect radio, infrared, or optical signals from other civilizations?   Current and future SETI projects may provide an answer.  Berkeley SETI Research Center Chief Scientist Dan Werthimer will describe the rationale for past and future searches and will show how new technologies are revolutionizing SETI.  Dan will describe Breakthrough Listen, SETI@home, and the new PANOSETI wide field all-sky-all-the-time project, as well as concepts for future SETI.  
Dan Werthimer was in the “Homebrew Computer Club” with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak; everyone in that club became ultra-rich, except Dan, because he wanted to search for ET.  Although Dan isn't ultra-rich, he is the Marilyn and Watson Alberts SETI Chair, Chief Scientist of the Berkeley SETI Research Center, and Principal Investigator of SETI@home and the Center for Astronomy Signal Processing and Electronics Research (CASPER).  Dan has testified to congress about SETI, he is co-author of "SETI 2020", editor of "BioAstronomy: Molecules, Microbes and Extraterrestrial Life," and editor of "Astronomical and Biochemical Origins and the Search for Life in the Universe.”  He has been an Associate Professor in the engineering and physics departments of San Francisco State University and a visiting professor at Beijing Normal University, the University of St. Charles in Marseille, and Eotvos University in Budapest.  He has also taught at universities in Peru, Egypt, Ghana, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, and Kenya.

Food Options: 

- Mexican Buffet for $19 (including non-alcoholic beverages)
- Mexican Buffet for $17 (for those who prefer to purchase alcoholic beverages at the bar)
        Mexican Buffet Menu:
                Beef Tacos
                Chicken Tacos
                Cheese Enchiladas
                Chicken Enchiladas
                Bean, Cheese, & Rice Burritos
                Chicken Burrito
                Rice & Beans

(Prices include 15% tip, taxes, and a share of the speaker's lunch)

We look forward to seeing you all there!

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