SETI Talks

SETI Talks is a monthly public lecture series that showcases research relevant to astrobiology from prominent scientists, authors and experts from within the SETI Institute and beyond. Some recent topics featured include AI and space, Mars exploration, planetary protection, Cassini, ‘Oumuamua and the anthropocene.

SETI Talks are held at SRI International Headquarters in Menlo Park, CA, but they are also shared live, via Facebook, and recordings are posted to the SETI Talks YouTube channel

From Cowboys to Communities: Changing the Face of Space Exploration

, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SETI Talks are presented by the SETI Institute and SRI International.

Human Exploration to Mars: Becoming Interplanetary

, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SETI Talks are presented by the SETI Institute and SRI International.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Explorers – Education programs at the SETI Institute

, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SETI Talks are presented by the SETI Institute and SRI International.

VR/AR in Space: The Next Space Revolution?

, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
What is the potential of Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) technology in Space? Could VR technology play a role in our ambition to reach the stars? Could we use this new tool to explore and understand our Solar System?

HAL's Legacy: 2001's Computer as Dream and Reality

, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Along with celebrating 50 years of software engineering, we can also celebrate the premiere of one of the most famous science fiction movies in history, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

What Are We Protecting Mars From — And Why Do We Bother?

, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Mars, the small, cold fourth rock from the Sun, is being given serious consideration by 21st century explorers.

Big Astronomy Begins: Searching for Exoplanets with AI

, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
To uncover the mysteries of the universe, astronomers are becoming greedy, making more observations than they can possibly analyze manually.

1I/‘Oumuamua, The First known Interstellar Visitor

, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join us on January 23 at 7pm for a special SETI Talk on 1I/`Oumuamua, the first known interstellar small body, possibly an asteroid which is probably coming from another planetary system.

Kepler, K2, and Beyond: The Era of Exoplanets Has Arrived!

, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
NASA’s Kepler space telescope was launched in 2009 and measured the brightness of 200,000 stars at unprecedented precision for over four years, with the prime mission goal of detecting Earth-sized exoplanets.