Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Earth Sciences
Dr. Tarter served as Project Scientist for NASA’s SETI program, the High Resolution Microwave Survey, and has conducted numerous observational programs at radio observatories worldwide. After the cancellation of the NASA SETI program, she served in a leadership role to secure private funding to continue the exploratory science of SETI. Currently, she serves on the management board for the Allen Telescope Array, an innovative array of 350 (when fully realized) 6-m antennas at the Hat Creek Radio Observatory. It will simultaneously survey the radio universe for known and unexpected sources of astrophysical emissions, and speed up the search for radio emissions from other distant technologies by orders of magnitude.