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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.
September 15, 2017
golden record
Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? - Sept 4 - 10, 2017
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media.
September 15, 2017
Angles of a Hack
Big Picture Science Radio Show - Angles of a Hack
The idea of “hacking” has changed a lot from the days when it meant nosing around the phone system. Today computer hacking poses a strategic threat. But what about biohackers, who experiment with implanted electronic devices, or “hacking the climate” though geoengineering? In this second of two episodes, modern varieties of “hacking” and their consequences. Plus: when does hacking a system improve it?
September 18, 2017
florence
Unistellar’s eVscope Successfully Finds, Images Asteroid Florence
Last week, 5-km asteroid Florence paid Earth a visit—and, using the advanced features of Unistellar’s eVscope, we were able to observe it from a location just outside of San Francisco.
September 06, 2017
where in the world
Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? - August 28 - September 3, 2017
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media.
September 06, 2017
pluto map
Pluto features given first official names
It’s official: Pluto’s “heart” now bears the name of pioneering American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered Pluto in 1930.
September 07, 2017
greenbank telescope
FRB 121102: Radio Calling Cards from a Distant Civilization?
It’s a signal that begs for superlatives. The Breakthrough Listen project recently announced the detection of 15 pulses of radio energy from an object known to the astronomy community as FRB 121102.
September 06, 2017
tabby star
Has Tabby's Star Mystery Finally Been Solved?
From alien megastructures to super-Saturns, all sorts of explanations have been offered for star's weird behavior. Here's where we stand now.
September 05, 2017
Viewing eclipse
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...

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