Why solar observatory's mysterious closure sparked talk of aliens

Out-of-this-world explanations got lots of traction when New Mexico facility suddenly shut down.

Becoming Interplanetary: What Living on Earth Can Teach Us about Living on Mars

, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Becoming Interplanetary

Close-range remote sensing of Saturn's rings during Cassini's ring grazing orbits and grand finale

, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
With its 13-year mission at Saturn now complete, Cassini takes its place as the most spectacularly successful interplanetary mission in the history of NASA.  It its final 10 months, from December 2016 to September 2017, Cassini transformed itself into a whole new mission with its Ring Grazing Orb

Star and Planetary System Formation in the Age of ALMA (the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array)

, 7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) consists of 66 radio telescopes with 12 7-meter diameter and 54 12-meter diameter antennas operating as one instrument.  This unique array can image radiation from astronomical sources over the entire 0.3 millimeter to 9.6 millimeter wavelen

Starfest in Central Park

, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Amateur Astronomers Association of New York Starfest


, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join an illustrious panel of astronomers and academics from diverse backgrounds for an afternoon of fascinating discussion and interactive participation.

The Sedgwick Bicentenary Meeting

, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Adam Sedgwick was one of the founding fathers of geology, and 2018 marks 200 years since he was appointed to the Woodwardian Chair of Geology at the University of Cambridge.
Andrew Siemion with Drex

SETI Institute in the news August 30 - September 5, 2018

Andrew Siemion on The Shift Andrew Siemion, who was appointed as the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research at the SETI Institute in April, appeared on The Shift with Drex, a Canadian radio talk show.
Illustration of Man's life span on Mars.

SETI Institute in the news August 23 - August 29, 2018

Martian Evolution? Researchers and the public are increasingly tantalized by the possibility that life, or at least evidence of past life, might be detected on Mars.

The Undiscovered

, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Many great discoveries in science are surprises.