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Starfest in Central Park: Urban Astronomy for All

Last week I traveled from San Francisco to New York City to attend Autumn Starfest, which is sponsored by the Amateur Astronomers Association (AAA) of New York.
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Previously Featured

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Eclipse Memories
The SETI Institute team fanned across the country to take in the solar eclipse last month.
September 01, 2017
couple using unistellar telescope September 01, 2017
Unistellar Unveils Consumer Enhanced Vision Telescope at IFA 2017
Unistellar will unveil the design of its revolutionary new Enhanced Vision Telescope (eVscope™ ) in September at IFA Next in Berlin, along with details of its upcoming worldwide crowdfunding campaign...
voyager
Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? - August 21 - 27, 2017
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media.
August 18, 2017
Where in the Worlds
Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? - August 13 - 20, 2017
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media.
August 18, 2017
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Night-time Snow Storms on Mars
New research about the atmosphere of Mars was published by Nature Geoscience in an article co-authored by SETI Institute scientist, David Hinson.
August 21, 2017
where in the world
Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? - August 13 - 19, 2017
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media.
August 18, 2017

News and Announcements

  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.
  Why Are Only Americans Interested in the Hunt for Extraterrestrials?
Why Only Americans Are Interested in the Hunt for Alien Life? Seth Shostak writes about the idea for NBC’s mach/space page.
  The International Space Orchestra, the world’s first orchestra composed of space scientists, is releasing a cover of Sigur Rós’ Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása.
As part of the festive season, The International Space Orchestra offer covers of Sigur Rós’ song Viðrar vel til loftárása, produced by Sigur Rós with long-term collaborator musician Alex Somers, and performed by the International Space Orchestra.
  Are the Salad Days for Intelligence Still to Come?
Could it be that Homo sapiens is the first intelligent species in the cosmos? Given the number of planets now known to pepper space, that seems unlikely. Seth Shostak writes about the idea for NBC’s tech/science page.

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