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Everything you want to know about the eclipse but haven’t gotten around to asking yet . . .

It’s hard to believe, but the “Great American Eclipse” is now just a few days away. Before the big day, check out this eclipse resource written by SETI Institute Trustee, Andrew Fraknoi
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Previously Featured

What Happens Next If We Find Proof of Space Aliens?
What Happens Next If We Find Proof of Space Aliens?
First came the suggestion that an “alien megastructure” had been observed around KIC 8462852, a.k.a. Tabby’s Star. Months later, people were talking about a signal seen by a Russian telescope that some thought was transmitted from the environs of a stellar cousin of the sun.
August 03, 2017
two ordinary stars
New Laser SETI project will look for signals that most telescopes cannot see
Big discoveries in science are often made when innovative instruments probe nature in new ways. Laser SETI will search the sky for a variety of pulsed light signals that might have been overlooked before. We may find ET, and we also may find new physics.
July 31, 2017
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Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? July 16 - 22, 2017
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media.
July 21, 2017
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There Goes the Sun …
If you don’t know about the total solar eclipse coming up in August, then it’s likely you also don’t know that winter’s over or that Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have split.
July 27, 2017
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Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? July 9 - 15, 2017
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media.
July 21, 2017
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Signals from A Nearby Star System? (Updated)
In May, radio astronomers at the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico pointed their Brobdingnagian antenna in the direction of Ross 128. What the Puerto Rican astronomers found when the data were analyzed was a wide-band radio signal.
July 21, 2017

News and Announcements

  Astronomy on Tap July 25, 2017 with Franck Marchis
  POTENTIAL NEW METEOR SHOWER FROM COMET C/2015 D4 (BORISOV)
Peter Jenniskens and Esko Lyytinen report that the dust trail of 700-year comet Borisov, who just passed perihelion in 2014, will be in the Earth's path on 2017 July 29 at 00:22 UT.
  SETI Institute is Hiring - Development Manager
The SETI Institute is currently looking for an Annual Fund Manager.
  FDL Call for Applications - Planetary Science
The 2017 8-week program is still accepting qualified participants and will run June 26 - August 18, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the closing date of the 19th of May.
  FDL Call for Applications - Data Science
The 2017 8-week program is still accepting qualified participants and will run June 26 - August 18, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the closing date of the 19th of May.
  SETI Institute Researcher at the next edition of Astronomy on Tap in San Francisco
Join SETI Institute scientist Franck Marchis at Astronomy on Tap, April 25th, at 7:30 PM in San Francisco
  Moonlet of Saturn, Pan
Everyone has been talking about this new image from Cassini showing a close up of the Saturn moonlet Pan – stunning!
  New class of metal-organic compounds found in meteorites
  Meteors radiating from the constellation of the Little Dipper Dec. 22, 2016
CAMS video cameras recorded an rare outburst of meteors radiating from the constellation the Small Dipper late in the night of December 22, 2016.
  NASA’s New Horizons, IAU Set Pluto Naming Themes
NASA’s New Horizons and the International Astronomical Union (IAU) have announced naming themes for surface features on Pluto and its moons.

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