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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

  Aliens on Line 1
We thought we had found E.T.
  Proxima Centauri b: Have we just found Earth’s cousin right on our doorstep?
What began as a tantalizing rumor has just become an astonishing fact. Today a group of thirty-one scientists, led by Guillem Anglada-Escude at the Queen Mary University of London, UK, announced the discovery of a terrestrial exoplanet orbiting Proxima Centauri.
  SETI Institute is Hiring - Research Assistant
The Research Assistant will be assisting in a variety of projects related to planetary science, Mars exploration and astrobiology. This may include sample preparation and documentation, as well as measurement and analysis of visible/near-infrared reflectance spectra.
  Susan Mullally's Talk - "Kepler’s Heartbeat Stars: When Binary Stars Get Funky" on 16 August 2016
A new talk will be in 16 August 2016, Tuesday, 7:45 PM, Presidio Observation Post, Building 211. "Kepler’s Heartbeat Stars: When Binary Stars Get Funky" by Susan Mullally, PhD, SETI Institute, NASA Ames
  SETI Institute is Hiring - Research Assistant 2016
The Research Assistant will be assisting in a variety of projects related to planetary science, Mars exploration and astrobiology.
  Perseid Meteor Shower This Week May Develop Outburst - August 11th and 12th
This Thursday and Friday, there will be one of the best annual meteor showers you and your family can watch – the Perseids.
  Outburst of July gamma Draconids
Peter Jenniskens reports that the CAMS meteor shower survey stations in the Netherlands noticed unusually strong activity from the normally weak July gamma Draconids meteor shower (IAU shower number 184) in the night of July 27/28.
  Happy Anniversary, New Horizons
New Horizons flashed by Pluto one year ago, and uncovered an unexpected world of glaciers and plains.
  Evergreen Middle School Students present HiRISE Mars Research at Ames!
On May 25th, 2016, a group of sixteen 7th and 8th grade students from Evergreen Middle School in Cottonwood, CA, visited Ames Research Center to present the results of their year-long Mars research projects.
  Senior Scientist Cristina Dalle Ore will be at TEDx Bergamo, Italy
What is TEDx? The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences.

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