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Unistellar telescope

SETI Institute-Unistellar Partnership Promises to Revolutionize Amateur Astronomy

July 18, 2017 Mountain View, CA, USA and Marseille, France — The SETI Institute and French startup Unistellar, announced a partnership today to commercialize a new telescope that promises to deliver an unparalleled view of the cosmos to amateur astronomers, and provide the opportunity to
Mars surface

New Studies of Clay Formation Provide Clues about Early Martian Climate

Monday, February 05 2018 - 10:00 am, PST February 5, 2018, Mountain View, CA -- New research published in Nature Astronomy seeks to understand how surface clay was formed on Mars despite its cold climate.
Andrew Siemion

Andrew Siemion Named Bernard M. Oliver Chair of SETI at the SETI Institute

April 9, 2018, Mountain View, CA – In collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley, the SETI Institute today announced the appointment of Dr. Andrew P.V. Siemion, Astrophysicist and Director of the U.C. Berkeley SETI Research Center, to the Bernard M.

Do You Have the Perfect Nickname for New Horizons’ Next Flyby Target?

Mountain View, CA – Today NASA announced a new naming campaign for the next flyby target of the New Horizons spacecraft. At the moment, the target is officially known as “(486958) 2014 MU69”, or “MU69” for short.
dava newman

SETI Institute Elects Dava Newman to Board of Trustees

Mountain View, CA – The Board of Trustees of the SETI Institute has unanimously elected Dava Newman as the newest member of its Board of Trustees.
Melrae Pictures VR Eclipse

Melrae Pictures Producing 360 VR Eclipse Experience -- SETI Institute Proud to Participate

September 19, 2017, Mountain View, CA – Founder/Director Melissa Butts of Melrae Pictures is producing a one-of-a-kind virtual reality (VR) documentary about last month’s incredible total eclipse of the Sun, “The Great American Eclipse 360.” The SETI Institute has been proud to take part, connect
Tracking the Sun

Girl Scouts Works with the SETI Institute to Skyrocket Girls’ Interest in STEM

The organizations will celebrate Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts on August 21 with total solar eclipse viewing events.