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Maggie Turnbull

SETI Institute In the News May 31 - June 6, 2018

New Award Honors SETI Institute Scientist, Maggie Turnbull The NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) announced the creation of the Maggie C. Turnbull Astrobiology Early Career Service Award, named for SETI Institute research scientist and astrobiologist Dr. Margaret Turnbull. The Conveners of the 2018 Astrobiology Graduate Conference and the Berkeley SETI Research Center created the award in honor…
rover

SETI Institute in the News May 24 - 30, 2018

Pascal Lee Weighs in on the Science of Sci-Fi Science fiction frequently bends the rules of reality in pursuit of imaginative concepts. While the genre sometimes embraces scientific accuracy, there are many examples of books and films that throw the rules of physics out the door in order to push the plot forward. However, manned expeditions to Mars are increasingly leaving the realm of fiction…
Allen Telescope Array

SETI Institute in the News May 17-23, 2018

Signal Pollution: the Challenges of SETI Andrew Siemion, Bernard M. Oliver Chair of SETI Research at the SETI Institute and UC Berkeley SETI Research Center director, appeared on Seeker to discuss the challenges of technosignature detection in a noisy universe. SyFy Wire noted that while cosmic phenomena cause a great deal of interference, the main hurdles are local: "By far the biggest…
europa

SETI Institute in the News May 10-16, 2018

Geysers on Europa: Old Data Provides Evidence in New Study Although it has been over 20 years since NASA’s Galileo spacecraft explored the Jupiter system, new research analyzing the archived data has revealed strong evidence that Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa, is venting water into space. This makes the watery Europa, already a tantalizing place to search for alien life, all the more promising.…
ATA

SETI Institute in the news Apr 30 - May 9, 2018

After 25 Years, the US Congress May Help Fund SETI Research SETI research has persevered despite financial constraints, often depending solely on private sources to fund scientific research and operations. That may change in the near future, as congressional lawmakers are proposing legislation to use federal funds on the “search for technosignatures” for the first time in 25 years. Why the…
Enrico Fermi

Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? Apr 23 - 29, 2018

Asking the Big Questions The recent release of “James Cameron’s Story of Sci-Fi” on AMC has reinvigorated public interest in the big questions that tantalize the imaginations of science-fiction writers and scientists alike. These questions – what is possible, what is out there, and are we alone? – are anything but fantasy for the SETI Institute, whose mission is to explore, understand, and…
Andrew Siemion

SETI Institute in the News Apr 9 - 15, 2018

SETI Institute Names Andrew Siemion to Bernard Oliver Chair of SETI Research A recent press release announced the appointment of astrophysicist and founding Director of the U.C. Berkeley SETI Research Center to the Bernard M. Oliver Chair of SETI Research at the SETI Institute. Dr. Siemion will be serving the role previously held by SETI Institute co-founder, Jill Tarter, who will hold the title…
ufo

Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? Mar 26 - Apr 1, 2018

Jill Tarter: This Century We Are Going to Find Life Beyond Earth The internet is still abuzz following Jill Tarter’s recent presentation at the Florida Institute of Technology’s Cross Cultural Management summit. The SETI Institute co-founder and holder of the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI at the SETI Institute gave a talk titled “A Cosmic Perspective: Searching for Aliens, Finding Ourselves…
Nathalie Cabrol

Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? Mar 19 - 25, 2018

Explore Otherworldly Terrain with Nathalie Cabrol Gorgeously photographed scenes of the hauntingly stark high Andes of Chile grace the pages of the New York Times Magazine, the otherworldly beauty a captivating visual companion to the profile on Nathalie Cabrol, Director of the Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute and NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) team leader. Dr. Cabrol’s work as an…
tesla in space

Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? - Jan 15 - Feb 11, 2018

The Fate of Starman and SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Although the convertible's dark-cherry paint job may not hold up eternally against ultraviolet radiation and micrometeroids, as the SETI Institute's Seth Shostak recently told NBC news, such exposure, “…would be unhealthy for humans but will only very slowly degrade the Roadster and its rider. Indeed, this car is surely destined to rack up billions…