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March 14, 2017
Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? March 6-21, 2017
Moonlet
March 10, 2017
Odd-looking Jewel in Saturn’s Rings
It’s a rock-and-ice piece of ravioli that’s the size of Manhattan, a satellite known as Pan, and one of Saturn’s 62 known moons.
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SETI Institute Celebrates International Women's Day 2017
The women of the SETI Institute work every day to #BeBoldforChange.
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Warped meteor showers hit Earth at all angles
In a review of ongoing meteor surveillance projects worldwide, 45 showers are identified that take this warped motion to extremes, visualized in spectacular animation.
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Announcing SpaceBall 2017: An Out of this World Gala
To celebrate Silicon Valley’s enthusiasm for space and passion for exploration and innovation, the SETI Institute will host an inaugural event, SpaceBall: An Out of the World Gala on April 22 at the Hilton San Jose.
Airborne Astronomy
SETI Institute Announces 2017 and 2018 Educators for the Airborne Astronomy Program Aboard NASA’s SOFIA Flying Observatory
The SETI Institute announces selection of 39 teachers for the NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) program, a one-of-a-kind, multifaceted professional development experience for teachers.
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Facebook Live Video on New Exoplanets
Broadcast on Feb. 23 on Facebook. The SETI Institute discusses Feb. 22 exoplanet announcement from NASA.
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Imagining Your Future: Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop
NASA’s Planetary Science Division (PSD) will host a community workshop at NASA headquarters in Washington, DC on February 27–28 and March 1, 2017.

News and Announcements

  NASA Flying Observatory Makes Observations of Jupiter Previously Only Possible from Space
NASA & DLR Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA is a Boeing 747SP jetliner modified to carry a 100-inch diameter telescope. Image Credit: NASA.
  Why Are Only Americans Interested in the Hunt for Extraterrestrials?
Why Only Americans Are Interested in the Hunt for Alien Life? Seth Shostak writes about the idea for NBC’s mach/space page.
  The International Space Orchestra, the world’s first orchestra composed of space scientists, is releasing a cover of Sigur Rós’ Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása.
As part of the festive season, The International Space Orchestra offer covers of Sigur Rós’ song Viðrar vel til loftárása, produced by Sigur Rós with long-term collaborator musician Alex Somers, and performed by the International Space Orchestra.
  Are the Salad Days for Intelligence Still to Come?
Could it be that Homo sapiens is the first intelligent species in the cosmos? Given the number of planets now known to pepper space, that seems unlikely. Seth Shostak writes about the idea for NBC’s tech/science page.
  Take Me to Your Artist
SETI Institute artists are being inspired by our search for alien life.
  NASA Kepler Visionary Honored By American Association for the Advancement of Science
William J. Borucki, principal investigator for NASA's Kepler mission at the agency's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California, has been named a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
  The Life, The Sea, The Space Viking Sigur Ros (Jónsi, Orri Páll Dýrason, Georg Hólm), the whispering muse in Iceland
The Last part of The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking. Nelly discusses the soundtrack to the expedition The Life, The Sea and the Space Viking with the Icelandic band Sigur Ros.
  Dec 14 - Nathalie Cabrol presents the Sagan Lecture at AGU 2016
On Wednesday December 14, at 10:25 AM PST, Nathalie Cabrol will be presenting this year's Sagan Lecture at the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.
  Arrival: Squid Pro Quo
Who speaks for Earth? If scientists ever succeed in making contact with extraterrestrial beings, who gets to steer the conversation? Indeed, how do we even have a conversation? Despite what Gene Roddenberry told you, any real aliens’ command of English will be meager.
  The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking Dr. Kári Stefánsson at Decode in Iceland, the search for the Viking gene
Part 7 of The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking. Join Nelly as she meets with Kari Stefansson the president and founder of Decode Genetics. Nelly and Kari plot to specify and define the Viking Gene.

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