Andromeda Galaxy

Intergalactic light beams might be just the ticket for making contact with space aliens

For more than a half century, we’ve been scanning the skies for radio signals that might be evidence of an alien civilization.

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.

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.

NASA Technosignatures Workshop

, 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
This workshop has four main goals:

Toward an All-Sky Radio SETI Telescope

, 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Since the first SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) observations began almost 60 years ago, radio telescopes and the associated techniques have made enormous progress, especially in terms of ever increasing sensitivity, frequency resolution, bandwidth, and data processing capacity.

Contact screening at Alamo Drafthouse

, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Big Screen Science: Contact
artist Danielle Futselaar's image of a Dyson Sphere

Why Aliens might turn to star collecting to save themselves

It’s often said that the search for aliens is too parochial — that our continuing efforts to locate cosmic radio broadcasts or laser beams are really just quests for analogs of ourselves.
Andrew Siemion

Andrew Siemion Elected as Member to International Academy of Astronautics

Congratulations to Andrew Siemion!   The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) has elected its 2018 new Academicians, including the SETI Institute's

World Premiere: The Sound of Science

, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
National Sawdust presents the World Premiere of Golden Hornet’s The Sound of Science, an evening-length concert presenting eight brand-new pieces of music by seven celebrated international composers.
Alien Head with "No Symbol" in red in front of it.

Could We Be Alone in the Cosmos?

It’s something people tell me all the time, and usually in hushed tones: “with a trillion planets out there, we really can’t be the only intelligent beings in the galaxy.” In other words, given the enormous amount of real estate in space, aliens are sure to exist.