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A Nearby Galactic Empire?
It’s a dim bulb of a star, but its weak light may fall on living beings. Trappist 1, a red dwarf star that’s a short 39 light-years’ distant, is hitting the headlines again.
Winston Churchill and E.T.
It was 1939, and the storm of history’s greatest conflict was gathering on the European continent. The situation for Britain was ominous.
Marsfest 2017
Join us for MarsFest, March 10 - 12, 2017
We are proud to announce the 5rd Annual MarsFest in Death Valley National Park from March 10 - 12, 2017
Meteor streams
Meteoroid Streams in the Solar System
From where do meteors come? NASA is mapping meteoroid streams in a project led by SETI Institute's Peter Jenniskens. Now visualized in 3D!
John Glenn
John Glenn 1921-2016
He wasn’t the first human to orbit the Earth, but he was the second. And the first American.
passage to mars
PASSAGE TO MARS Wins Best Non-Fiction Feature Film Award
The documentary film on the epic Northwest Passage Drive Expedition led by SETI Institute's Pascal Lee, gets top award at 2016 Raw Science Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA
Report Nov
Activity Report of the SETI Institute - October 2016
As the winter rains move in to Bay Area and the days get shorter, SETI Institute scientists are still keeping busy. They continue to unravel more puzzles about our local celestial neighbors, as well as other worlds many light-years away.

No Wrong Side of Earth for Meteor Camera Network
It has just become harder for surprise meteor showers to escape our attention. On October 1, the third station of a new 48-camera, video-surveillance network in the United Arab Emirates has come online to help map meteor showers. The network complements the existing 80-camera Cameras for Allsky Meteor Surveillance (CAMS) network twelve time zones later in California.
milky way galaxy
Call for White Papers
Soliciting Community Input for the Advancement of the Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe, and the Creation of a Multidisciplinary Virtual Institute for SETI Research.
Drake Frank
Drake Equation: 55 Years Old
Frank Drake had a problem. It was the fall of 1961, a year after his pioneering SETI experiment: Project Ozma. Using an 85-foot antenna in Green Bank, West Virginia, Drake had unfurled the intriguing possibility that we might find proof of intelligent beings by simply eavesdropping on their broadcasts.