Carl Sagan Center Activity Report July 2017

 

It has been another busy month at the SETI Institute, include publications, conferences, public presentations, field expeditions and more. Download the report Some highlights include:

  • 10 peer-reviewed articles from SETI Institute scientists Janice Bishop, Jan Cami, Nathalie Cabrol, Franck Marchis, Dale Andersen and Daniel Huber in publications including Icarus, Astrophysical Journal Geobiology, The Astronomical Journal and Astrobiology
  • SETI Institute scientists Michael Busch, Franck Marchis, Melissa McGrath and Matt Tiscareno will have their research featured at the Division of Planetary Sciences meeting in October.
  • The work of SETI Institute scientists was featured at several important scientific conferences and events:
  • XVI International Clay Conference: Janice Bishop
    •   International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life: Gozen Ertem
    •   MCMC/ARC GCM Extended Group Meeting: Lori Fenton and Tim Michaels
    •   Fourth Conference on Early Mars: Virginia Gulick and Natalie Glines
    •   International Conference on Environmental Systems: John Rummel, Margaret Race and J. Andy Spry
    • ISS R&D Conference: Oana Marcu
    •   Division of Dynamical Astronomy: Mark Showalter and Robert French
  • Popular media featured the work of the SETI Institute as well:
    •   Gizmodo: Ross Beyer
    •   NBC News: Seth Shostak
    •   Science News: JR Skok and Matt Tiscareno
  • Pubic presentations included:
    • Franck Marchis: Astronomy on Tap, Observatoire de Marseille, and Observatoire de Paris
    • Seth Shostak : SETI Talks
  • Dale Andersen returned from a field expedition to the Canadian High Arctic – and returned the SETI Institute field expedition flag to headquarters
  • John Coughlin started a new position as director of the K2 Science Office
  • Margaret Race was appointed field editor, planetary protection for the Encyclopedia of Astrobiology