Date posted: 10 February 10, 09:00
By Penguin Books and National Science and Engineering Week
Is there anybody out there? What would you say if you could send a message into space? Would you say hello, ask the meaning of life, share an insight or just complain about the weather?
Penguin UK together with National Science and Engineering Week are creating a rare opportunity to beam up to 5000 messages into space to celebrate the 50th anniversary of SETI, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence, which is the subect of Paul Davies’ new book, The Eerie Silence: Are We Alone in the Universe? Seize this chance. Get your thinking cap on, make your message funny, thoughtful or wise and do something extraordinary.
How to enter
To send a message of no more than 40 words, simply go to: www.penguin.co.uk/eeriesilence and enter your message. Entries will be accepted between 8th and 28th February 2010. Winners will be notified on 3rd March and the 50 winning entries will go public on 12th March.
The best 50 messages, as chosen by a judging committee, will be posted on the Penguin website on 12th March, the first day of National Science and Engineering Week 2010 and in the national media. Winning entrants’ names and home location, only, may be credited at the foot of each message. In addition, the 50 winning entrants will each receive a copy of The Eerie Silence: Are We Alone in the Universe? by Paul Davies.
For full details and Terms and Conditions, please visit the Penguin website.
Click here to read more about our upcoming event with Paul Davies on 18th March.
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