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SETI Institute Activity Report January – March 2018

2018 has been a whirlwind at the SETI Institute already. SETI Institute researchers published in 49 peer-reviewed scientific journals, contributed 78 conference proceedings and abstracts and participated in 52 public talks, interviews and media stories.
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fdl
NASA Frontier Development Lab Application Deadline Extended to April 13
FDL is an applied artificial intelligence research accelerator that will run June 25 – August 17, 2018.
April 03, 2018
Edna DeVore
Edna DeVore, a leader in astronomy and astrobiology education, retires
From a childhood that gave her a sense of wonder, early leadership training and a big dose of cattle rancher’s grit and tenacity, Edna rocketed into the space science education realm and set the standard for achievement and excellence.
April 03, 2018
nathalie
Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? - Mar 19 - 25, 2018
A roundup of what's happening at the SETI Institute
March 30, 2018
ultima thule
Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? - Mar 12 - 18, 2018
A roundup of what's happening at the SETI Institute
March 23, 2018
Nathalie Cabrol
Nathalie Cabrol - Overcoming the Odds and her Search for Life on Mars
Astrobiologist and Director of the Carl Sagan Center for Research at the SETI Institute is featured in this Sunday’s NY Times Magazine. The profile focuses on her most recent field expedition to one of the most remote and extreme environments on Earth – the high Andes of Chile, as well as the scientific questions that drive her work.
March 23, 2018
clarke
Alien satellites might offer a new way to find E.T.
It’s another scheme for finding the Romulans or the Borg — and it definitely has some advantages. The usual approach to looking for alien societies is to scan the skies for signals like radio transmissions or bright, flashing lasers. Either would tell us that someone’s out there.
March 22, 2018

News and Announcements

  We're hiring: Director of Education
The Research Assistant will be assisting in a variety of projects related to the development of MapX, a micro-pore optics X-ray spectro-imager designed to image mineral samples in X-ray.
  We're hiring: Web and Database Developer
The Research Assistant will be assisting in a variety of projects related to the development of MapX, a micro-pore optics X-ray spectro-imager designed to image mineral samples in X-ray.
  We're hiring: Research Assistant
The Research Assistant will be assisting in a variety of projects related to the development of MapX, a micro-pore optics X-ray spectro-imager designed to image mineral samples in X-ray.
  We're hiring: Kepler/K2 Support Scientist
NASA’s K2 mission delivers high-precision space-borne photometry which enables ground-breaking science in all areas of astrophysics, including exoplanet science, stellar astrophysics, extragalactic physics, and solar system science.
  Geminids Meteor shower Dec. 12 -15, 2017
The Geminids should be visible from December 12-15, peaking on the 13th. Additionally, on December 16, the asteroid Phaeton will pass so close to Earth that it will be possible to see it moving between stars.
  CAMS detected unexpected meteor activity from alpha Monocerotids in Nov 2017
  Seeing Pluto With Your Own Eyes From Your Backyard With Unistellar's eVscope
One of the biggest challenges in popular astronomy is finding specific objects in the night sky. Most nebulae, galaxies, and asteroids are invisible to the naked eye, and locating them in the immense vastness of space has frustrated people for centuries.
  POTENTIAL NEW METEOR SHOWER FROM COMET C/2015 D4 (BORISOV)
Peter Jenniskens and Esko Lyytinen report that the dust trail of 700-year comet Borisov, who just passed perihelion in 2014, will be in the Earth's path on 2017 July 29 at 00:22 UT.
  FDL Call for Applications - Planetary Science
The 2017 8-week program is still accepting qualified participants and will run June 26 - August 18, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the closing date of the 19th of May.
  FDL Call for Applications - Data Science
The 2017 8-week program is still accepting qualified participants and will run June 26 - August 18, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the closing date of the 19th of May.

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