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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

  Moonlet of Saturn, Pan
Everyone has been talking about this new image from Cassini showing a close up of the Saturn moonlet Pan – stunning!
  New class of metal-organic compounds found in meteorites
  Meteors radiating from the constellation of the Little Dipper Dec. 22, 2016
CAMS video cameras recorded an rare outburst of meteors radiating from the constellation the Small Dipper late in the night of December 22, 2016.
  NASA’s New Horizons, IAU Set Pluto Naming Themes
NASA’s New Horizons and the International Astronomical Union (IAU) have announced naming themes for surface features on Pluto and its moons.
  Tuesday Feb. 14, Seth Shostak and Eugene Mirman Get Real About Climate Change
On this week’s episode of StarTalk All-Stars, veteran host Seth Shostak and co-host Eugene Mirman invite guest Ken Caldeira, climate scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science, for a serious discussion about climate change.
  Feb. 15 Webinar - Characterization of Mars Analogs from Speaker Dr. Janice Bishop SETI Institute
Join us on February 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MST for this complimentary webinar. Dr. Janice Bishop will give a live speech.
  The University of the Underground is open for application
SETI Institute's Designer of Experiences Nelly Ben Hayoun, is now up to a new challenge. She is opening a university in the undergrounds of cities.
  The Kepler-K2 Team Wins the National Space Society’s 2017 Space Pioneer Award for Science and Engineering
Are these some new cosmic phenomenon, an odd habit of nature that we never knew? Or could they be the deliberate wails of societies howling from the farthest corners of space?
  What’s Causing Those Mysterious ‘Bursts’ From Deep Space?
Are these some new cosmic phenomenon, an odd habit of nature that we never knew? Or could they be the deliberate wails of societies howling from the farthest corners of space?
  NASA Flying Observatory Makes Observations of Jupiter Previously Only Possible from Space
NASA & DLR Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA is a Boeing 747SP jetliner modified to carry a 100-inch diameter telescope. Image Credit: NASA.

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