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How to Watch the Upcoming UFO Panel Moderated by AARO Director Sean Kirkpatrick

UAP The Search for Clarity

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A UAP panel is about to take place on November 15, 2023, in person and also live streaming for those who prefer the comfort of home or live too far from the event. What is especially exciting about this panel is that AARO (All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office) Director Sean Kirkpatrick is going to be at the center of the panel as a moderator. Let’s take a look at the panel’s details.

The Panel Is Called ‘The Search for Clarity’

The panel is going to take place at the Hayden Center, in Arlington, VA, on November 15th. Alongside Sean Kirkpatrick is going to be The Washington Post’s Shane Harris, and Director of Intelligence of Bedrock Learning David Priess. 

More than a year after it was founded, the federal UFO task force, AARO, has finally rolled out its much-anticipated website. We wrote about it back in August, and reported that there was a section on the website for reporting government-backed UAP programs in the future, which seems linked to the claims made by UFO whistleblower David Grusch. While they don’t explicitly name him on the site, Grusch has suggested that the U.S. has a hush-hush operation for retrieving and reverse-engineering UAPs, and his think tank recently launched its own website just before AARO did. Now, it appears AARO is also seeking information about UAP programs.

This is one of the reasons why this panel is going to be captivating. The event is titled “The Search for Clarity,” and is hosted by the AARO director. Hopefully, some questions are going to be answered during the event. 

Slide from a presentation by Sean Kirkpatrick
Wikipedia: Slide from a presentation by Sean Kirkpatrick, Director of AARO, on May 31, 2023 to NASA’s UAP independent study team.

Who is Sean Kirkpatrick?

Sean Michael Kirkpatrick is an American physicist specializing in lasers and materials and currently holds the position of director at the All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office within the United States Department of Defense. Additionally, he serves as an adjunct assistant professor of physics at the University of Georgia.

According to Wikipedia, he pursued his physics studies at the University of Georgia, where he earned his BS in 1991 and later completed his Ph.D. in 1995 under the guidance of William Dennis. During his doctoral research, he concentrated on the study of nonlinear and nonequilibrium phonon dynamics within rare earth-doped fluoride crystals. Following his academic journey, Kirkpatrick conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and later at the United States Naval Research Laboratory, with the support of a National Research Council Fellowship. In 1997, he became part of the Air Force Research Laboratory, and in 2003, he made the transition to the Central Intelligence Agency.

Wikipedia: Sean Kirkpatrick in 2023
Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, director of the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office at the Department of Defense, gives a presentation during a public meeting of NASA’s unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP) independent study team, Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters building in Washington. The UAP independent study team is a counsel of 16 community experts across diverse areas on matters relevant to potential methods of study for unidentified anomalous phenomena. NASA commissioned the nine-month study to examine UAP from a scientific perspective and create a roadmap for how to use data and the tools of science to move our understanding of UAP forward. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)


You can sign up for the event on this website. Simply choose between in-person or live streaming, and you’ll be good to go. Once you register, an email will be sent to you with the information you’ll need in order to attend the event, whether it is in person or online. It states, “There will be time for audience questions. The event will be recorded and posted on our website and YouTube channel after the event concludes.” So if you do miss the event, don’t worry! You’ll be able to catch up on YouTube. However, if you wish to have a chance at having your questions answered, you should absolutely attend live.

For those attending in person, the directions are clearly indicated in the email after registering, and the following is stated: “Doors to the event will open at 6:30 pm. We recommend arriving between 6:30 and 6:50 pm to allow time for checking in and finding a seat, as the discussion will start at 7:00 pm sharp. There will be time for audience questions. There will be a reception for all in-person attendees immediately following the event in the nearby Hazel Hall atrium.”

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