Obituary

Portrait of John Dreher

John Dreher 1947 – 2018

John Dreher, one of the most powerful motive forces behind the NASA SETI program as well as the follow-on efforts conducted by the SETI Institute, passed away on November 12, 2018 at the age of 71.
Paul Allen

Paul G. Allen 1953 – 2018

Allen was inextricably involved with the SETI Institute’s efforts to hunt
Al Bagley

Remembering Al Bagley

Al Bagley, one of the transformational engineers in Hewlett-Packard’s early days and a long-time member of the SETI Institute’s Board of Trustees, passed away on 24 June at the age of 94.
Leonard Nimoy and Frank Drake

Leonard Nimoy 1931 - 2015

He was everyone’s favorite (half-) alien.  A Vulcan with a penchant for logical insight, delivered in the flat tone that was presumed to characterize an advanced species, Mr.
Charles and Frances Townes (with Lori Marino)

Charles Townes 1915-2015

Charles (Charlie) Townes, a physicist who won the Nobel Prize in 1964 for his invention of the maser – the radio equivalent of a laser – has died at the age of 99.
Tom Pierson

Thomas Pierson, 1950 - 2014

Tom Pierson, who founded the SETI Institute and went on to become its Chief Executive Officer for most of the organization’s first thirty years, died on February 20, 2014, of cancer.  He had been on medical leave since 2012.