Carl Sagan Center Activity Report August 2017

Carl Sagan Center Activity Report for August 2017
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Pluto features given first official names
It’s official: Pluto’s “heart” now bears the name of pioneering American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered Pluto in 1930.
September 07, 2017
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FRB 121102: Radio Calling Cards from a Distant Civilization?
It’s a signal that begs for superlatives. The Breakthrough Listen project recently announced the detection of 15 pulses of radio energy from an object known to the astronomy community as FRB 121102.
September 06, 2017
tabby star
Has Tabby's Star Mystery Finally Been Solved?
From alien megastructures to super-Saturns, all sorts of explanations have been offered for star's weird behavior. Here's where we stand now.
September 05, 2017
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Eclipse Memories
The SETI Institute team fanned across the country to take in the solar eclipse last month.
September 01, 2017
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...
voyager
Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? - August 21 - 27, 2017
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media.
August 18, 2017

News and Announcements

  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.
  The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking Dr. Jill Tarter and the SETI Institute and research
Part 6 of The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking. Our latest clip enables you to enter Dr. Jill Tarters world of the SETI Institue and research. Jill describes the SETI Institutes search for life on other planets.
  The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking Dr Chris MacKay talking about terraforming
Part 5 of The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking: Chris McKay a research scientist from NASA Ames Research Centre expounds his interest in life on other planets, particularly Mars to Nelly.
  The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking Dr Nathalie Cabrol and the Licancabur Lake in Chile
Part 4 of The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking: This clip introduces us to Dr. Nathalie Cabrol, Senior Research Scientist and Director of the Carl Sagan Center. Nathalie explains how she travels to extreme places such as the Licancabur Lake at 5900m elevation in Chile, in order to study them and work out what makes a planet or moon habitable.
  The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking Liz Taylor + Dr. Sylvia Earle at the DOER Marine
Part 3 of The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking. You will meet with Dr. Sylvia Earle and her daughter Liz Taylor. Sylvia, an ocean explorer introduces us to extremophiles from a human perspective. Liz Taylor discusses with Nelly the Doer Marine Submersibles and how they would fit the Space Viking Mission.

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