Two Girl Scouts look through a telescope at a star party in the San Francisco Bay area in 2018

SETI Institute in the news October 25 - October 31, 2018

New Space Science Badges Encourage Girl Scouts to Reach for the Stars The Girl Scouts of the United States of America recently unveiled badges encouraging girls from kindergarten through 5th grade to explore space sciences.

Comets and asteroids may be spreading life across the galaxy

Are we truly earthlings? Is terra firma unequivocally the birthplace of humanity? Maybe not. A new paper by a trio of Harvard University researchers argues that we all might be immigrants from deep space, brought to Earth via a mechanism called panspermia.
Mark Showalter at Victor Valley College Presentation

SETI Institute in the news October 18 - October 24, 2018

New Horizons: Going Where We’ve Never Gone Before Last week, Mark Showalter, SETI Institute Research Scientist and Fellow, who has discovered more moons than Galileo, delivered a presentation at Victor Valley College’s 4
Paul Allen at the christening of the Allen Telescope Array in 2007

SETI Institute in the news October 11 - October 17, 2018

Paul G. Allen 1953-2018 Paul Allen, technologist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, died in Seattle on October 15 from non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Science Film Festival: Contact

, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Based on the novel by the famed astrophysicist Carl Sagan, Contact tells the story of a mysterious radio signal discovered by Dr. Ellie Arroway at Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI). Dr.

Celebrating Stephen Hawking: How Black Holes are Not Quite Black. A Non-technical Talk by Andrew Fraknoi

, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday evening, Nov. 1, 2018 at 6 pm Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library 100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA 94102 Part of the 2018 Bay Area Science Festival
Space Science Investigator Badge 2018

Girl Scouts Reaching for the Stars Featured in Smithsonian Magazine

The October Issue of Smithsonian Magazine features a short article, “Read This Story and Earn Your Merit Badge in U.S. Cultural History: How scouting as encouraged boys and girls to be prepared over the years.” 
Paul Allen

Paul G. Allen 1953 – 2018

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

Earth Impacting Debris from Comets and Asteroids

, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This talk will be presented by the UCLA department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences. SETI Institute Senior Research Scientist Peter Jenniskens will present.