Skeptic Check: Aliens - The Evidence

Big Picture Science Radio show - Aliens - The Evidence

In the new film, Arrival, extraterrestrials once again pay Earth a visit. But many believe the aliens are already here. How good is the evidence? And what is the chance that experiments to eavesdrop on distant alien societies might succeed. Also, could aliens be behind the bizarre behavior of two star systems now making the news?
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Unistellar’s eVscope Successfully Finds, Images Asteroid Florence
Last week, 5-km asteroid Florence paid Earth a visit—and, using the advanced features of Unistellar’s eVscope, we were able to observe it from a location just outside of San Francisco.
September 06, 2017
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Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? - August 28 - September 3, 2017
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media.
September 06, 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
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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
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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...

News and Announcements

  The Life, the Sea and the Space Viking, Searching for Extremophiles
Part 2 of The Life, the Sea and the Space Viking. You meet Bill Diamond, President and CEO at SETI Institute, Dr Dale Andersen, Senior Research Scientist, SETI Institute and Dr Penny Boston, Director for Astrobiology Institute, NASA.
  MAKING CONTACT: SETI Artists in Residence Program Inaugural Group Show at NUMU Los Gatos thru March 5th, 2017.
SETI AIR SHOW: Fri, Oct 28, 2016, 11:00am – Sun, Mar 5, 2017, 5:00pm . This group exhibition features artists from the SETI Artist in Residence (AIR) program.
  The Life, the Sea and the Space Viking, trailers released
In the coming weeks, the SETI Institute will release some of the short videos and trailers developed in house at the SETI Institute by our Designer of Experiences Nelly Ben Hayoun as part of the project The Life, the Sea and the Space Viking which deals with the contemporary debates on astrobiology and terraforming.
  New Horizons: Possible Clouds on Pluto, Next Target is Reddish
The next target for NASA’s New Horizons mission -- which made a historic flight past Pluto in July 2015 -- apparently bears a colorful resemblance to its famous, main destination.
  SETI Institute Scientists Head to the 48th Annual DPS Meeting
The following is a list of posters and presentations by SETI Institute scientists attending the DPS meeting in Pasadena, CA, October 16-21, 2016.
  Free "Gravitational Waves from Merging Black Holes" Talk on Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016.
On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 at 7 pm, Dr. Lynn Cominsky of Sonoma State University will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on: “Spacetime Symphony: Gravitational Waves from Merging Black Holes” in the Smithwick Theater at Foothill College, in Los Altos. The talk is part of the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series, now in its 17th year.
  October 5 - outburst of October Camelopardalids
The dust trail of an unknown long-period comet wandered in Earth's path on October 5.
  Why Stephen Hawking is light years from the truth about ‘dangerous aliens’
The physicist Stephen Hawking is convinced that intelligent extraterrestrials populate space, a view shared by many scientists. But his ruminations on this prospect have shifted from the aliens’ existence to their deportment. Maybe they’re dangerous.
  ISO International Space Orchestra - 17500 people were there!
Blending space science, planet-poking and bluegrass-playing spacecraft operators, the world’s first orchestra composed of space scientists – the International Space Orchestra (ISO) - is coming together to perform as the supporting act to Sigur Rós at the Hollywood Bowl
  Meteor passes near to Allen Telescope Array
SETI Institute astronomer Peter Jenniskens notes that a very bright meteor, a so-called fireball, was seen in the vicinity of the Allen Telescope Array on Thursday, September 15 at about 7:48 pm local time.

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