"Wow Signal" Screening

In 1977, another civilization may have been calling...and we were listening. On a late summer evening in 1977, Ohio radio astronomers discovered a strong, interstellar signal that is believed by many to be the best evidence of communication from an extraterrestrial civilization. Famously known as the ‘Wow! Signal’, its origins remain a mystery, and continue to intrigue. In today’s ongoing search for extraterrestrial intelligence, there are those who think the Wow! Signal is the real thing, while others feel that actual evidence of intelligent life beyond our own is not within our grasp.  The film provides the history and discussion about the signal as well as the continued search for extraterrestrial intelligence including much footage and interviews given from the Green Bank Observatory. 

Following the film, there will be a raffle of a homemade, scientist doll and some excellent Green Bank Observatory "swag".

Register for Tickets:  Tickets are free.  Please register for your tickets at the Events page on the Green Bank Observatory's website linked at


Thursday, January 4 at 7:00pm

WVSU Capitol Center
123 Summers St., Charleston, WV 25301

Target Audience

Young Adult, Family-Friendly, 21+


Wow Signal, Green Bank Observatory, GBO, Go! GBO, UFO, Aliens



Event is free, but registration is required



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