Press Releases

dava newman October 10, 2017
SETI Institute Elects Dava Newman to Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees of the SETI Institute has unanimously elected Dava Newman as the newest member of its Board of Trustees
setting up vr September 20, 2017
Melrae Pictures Producing 360 VR Eclipse Experience -- SETI Institute Proud to Participate
Founder/Director Melissa Butts of Melrae Pictures is producing a one-of-a-kind virtual reality (VR) documentary about last month’s incredible total eclipse of the Sun, “The Great American Eclipse 360.”
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...
girls with eclipse glasses August 17, 2017
Girl Scouts Works with the SETI Institute to Skyrocket Girls’ Interest in STEM
Today, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced new details about a five-year program called Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts.
unistellar July 19, 2017
SETI Institute-Unistellar Partnership Promises to Revolutionize Amateur Astronomy
The SETI Institute and French startup Unistellar, announced a partnership today to commercialize a new telescope that promises to deliver an unparalleled view of the cosmos to amateur astronomers, and provide the opportunity to contribute directly to cutting-edge science.
Jill_Tarter with her book July 05, 2017
The Biography of SETI Pioneer Jill Tarter, Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, is Released
Jill Tarter is the subject of a new book by Sarah Scoles, Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, which was released yesterday.
fdl logos June 30, 2017
NASA FDL Developing New Approaches to Asteroid, Comet and Solar Threats Using AI
The program tackles knowledge gaps in space science by pairing machine learning and deep learning expertise with planetary scientists and heliophysicists at the PhD level.
fellows May 05, 2017
Announcing the First-Ever SETI Institute Fellows
Director of Education, Edna DeVore, Senior Astronomer Dr. Seth Shostak and Senior Scientist Mark Showalter, were honored as the first “Fellows of the Institute” at a special VIP ceremony.
FDL with books April 27, 2017
Call for Applications to NASA Frontier Development Lab
NASA Frontier Development Lab (FDL) announced the addition of new teams to its eight-week applied research accelerator hosted by the SETI Institute. To fill those teams, the new deadline will be May 19, 2017.
kepler 1649b April 06, 2017
POSSIBLE VENUS TWIN DISCOVERED AROUND DIM STAR
Astronomers using NASA’s Kepler space telescope have found a planet 219 light-years away that seems to be a close relative to Venus. This newly discovered world is only slightly larger than Earth, and orbits a low-temperature star called Kepler-1649 that’s one-fifth the diameter of our Sun.
April 04, 2017
NASA Announces Frontier Development Lab 2017 Challenges
NASA Frontier Development Lab (FDL) announced its 2017 challenges and opened the participant application process, with a deadline of April 19, 2017.
Ceres in false color January 18, 2017
Observations of Ceres indicate that asteroids might be camouflaged
Using data primarily gathered by SOFIA, NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, a team of astronomers has detected the presence of substantial amounts of material on the surface of Ceres that appears to be fragments of other asteroids.

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