The Search for Life: The Drake Equation (2010)
Movie: The Search for Life: The Drake Equation
- Director: Tim Usborne
- Stars: Dallas Campbell, Nicola Clayton, Paul Davies, Frank Drake, Gerald Joyce, Chris McKay, Simon Conway Morris, Jill Tarter, Felisa Wolfe-Simon
- Release Date: December 14, 2010
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- Genre: Documentary
For many years our place in the universe was the subject of theologians and philosophers, not scientists, but in 1960 one man changed all that. Dr Frank Drake was one of the leading lights in the new science of radio astronomy when he did something that was not only revolutionary, but could have cost him his career. Working at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Greenback in Virginia, he pointed one of their new 25-metre radio telescopes at a star called Tau Ceti twelve light years from earth, hoping for signs of extra-terrestrial intelligence.