Join I-LOFAR and special guest Dr Andrew Siemion of Breakthrough Listen to celebrate the Spring Equinox by attempting to answer humanity’s oldest question – are we alone in the Universe?


Dr. Andrew Siemion, Director of the Berkeley SETI Research Center at the University of California and Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI at the SETI Institute will discuss the international Breakthrough Listen Initiative – a 10-year research program comprising the most comprehensive, intensive and sensitive search for evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence ever conducted.

We will explore the most cutting edge research being conducted in Ireland and around the world in humanity’s boldest effort to answer our oldest question – are we alone in the Universe?

Breakthrough Listen collaborates with researchers and facilities around the globe, including I-LOFAR here in Ireland and a number of Ireland-based scientists and students.

This free event will be run online via Zoom and includes an opportunity for attendees to participate in a Q&A session with Dr Andrew Siemion.

*No background knowledge or study required – just bring your curiosity!*

Please notify Áine at of any accessibility requirements you may have.


  • Thursday 18th March 2021
  • 19:00 – 20:00 UTC
  • Tickets free but limited, register now on Eventbrite.

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This event is organised and hosted by I-LOFAR through our AstroLands programme, an initiative of Trinity College Dublin supported by Science Foundation Ireland and ESERO Ireland.