Press Releases

Andrew Siemion April 09, 2018
Andrew Siemion Named Bernard M. Oliver Chair of SETI at the SETI Institute
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. Oliver Chair of SETI Research at the SETI Institute.
Ancient Noachian rocks on Mars February 05, 2018
New Studies of Clay Formation Provide Clues about Early Martian Climate
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.
eVscope January 11, 2018
Unistellar to receive CES 2018 Innovation Award for smart, powerful, crowd-funded consumer telescope
After a busy and productive 2017, Unistellar is back at CES in Las Vegas to receive the 2018 Innovation Award for its eVscope, a compact, connected, and incredibly powerful consumer telescope that raised an astonishing $2.2 million in a November 2017 Kickstarter campaign.
January 11, 2018
Possible Lava Tube Skylights Discovered Near the North Pole of the Moon
The SETI Institute and the Mars Institute announced today the discovery of small pits in a large crater near the North Pole of the Moon, which may be entrances to an underground network of lava tubes.
November 20, 2017
SETI Institute Fellow, Edna DeVore, Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
AAAS is recognizing Edna for her distinguished contributions to astronomy education and to the professional communities working to increase appreciation for and understanding of the universe.
fyberonmars November 14, 2017
NASA HAUGHTON-MARS PROJECT: NEW PARTNERSHIP ON MARS DRONE APPLICATIONS RESEARCH
The Mars Institute, the SETI Institute, and FYBR Solutions Inc. (FYBR) are announcing a new partnership with the NASA Haughton-Mars Project (HMP) for the research and development of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone technologies and applications for future Mars exploration.
November 06, 2017
Do You Have the Perfect Nickname for New Horizons’ Next Flyby Target?
Today NASA announced a new naming campaign for the next flyby target of the New Horizons spacecraft.
dava newman October 10, 2017
SETI Institute Elects Dava Newman to Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees of the SETI Institute has unanimously elected Dava Newman as the newest member of its Board of Trustees
setting up vr September 20, 2017
Melrae Pictures Producing 360 VR Eclipse Experience -- SETI Institute Proud to Participate
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.”
couple using unistellar telescope September 01, 2017
Unistellar Unveils Consumer Enhanced Vision Telescope at IFA 2017
Unistellar will unveil the design of its revolutionary new Enhanced Vision Telescope (eVscope™ ) in September at IFA Next in Berlin, along with details of its upcoming worldwide crowdfunding campaign...
girls with eclipse glasses August 17, 2017
Girl Scouts Works with the SETI Institute to Skyrocket Girls’ Interest in STEM
Today, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced new details about a five-year program called Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts.
unistellar July 19, 2017
SETI Institute-Unistellar Partnership Promises to Revolutionize Amateur Astronomy
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 contribute directly to cutting-edge science.

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