Are you skeptical? Do you readily accept the claimed benefits of organic milk, or the whitening ingredients in your toothpaste? What about the daily news on TV?
The need to keep our skeptical wits about us has never been greater. We follow Seth around as he faces the daily onslaught of hype and hokum.
Phil Marcus's SETI Talk on Tuesday Sept 13, 2016. The understanding of the early stages of planet formation from a disk of orbiting particles is an ongoing challenge for astrophysics and planetary science. Dr. Marcus will address the importance of instabilities in the particle disk as a link in the planetary formation chain.
With the fall breezes beginning their appearances here in Mountain View, our Summer Interns have gone back to school after impressing us with their summer projects. However, SETI Institute scientists are still keeping busy. They continue to unravel more puzzles about our local celestial neighbors, as well as other worlds many light-years away. Every day, researchers at the SETI Institute are expanding both our knowledge and understanding in the quest to find life beyond Earth.
Ann Marie Cody's SETI Talk on Tuesday Sept 06, 2016. Thanks to numerous ground and space-based surveys, we are now aware of over 3300 planets orbiting other stars, with another nearly 2500 candidates from the Kepler Mission awaiting confirmation. The Universe is teeming with rocky and gaseous bodies. How did these planet systems form and evolve toward their present configurations?
A panel discussion with Dr. Anglada about his new paper reporting the presence of a 1.3 Earth mass exoplanet in a temperate orbit around Proxima Centauri. This finding was reported in Nature on Thursday 25 Aug 2016.
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is slated to launch from Cape Canaveral on Thursday, September 8th. Its mission is to rendezvous with asteroid Bennu in 2018, take a sample from its surface, and return that sample to Earth in 2023.
Next August, and for the first time in 37 years, the moon’s shadow will cross the contiguous U.S., and do so from ocean to ocean.If you’ve never before seen a total solar eclipse, you won’t want to miss this rare chance to become more interesting at parties and family reunions when you relate your experiences and describe the incredible views.
But fair warning: Lodging along the eclipse path is already filling up.Fortunately, you can bypass that problem and all other logistical nightmares.Just sign up for one of MWT’s exquisite eclipse tours – this one on a boat cruising down the Columbia River.You’ll be following in the wake of Lewis and Clark, without the discomforts of same.The tour lecturer will be SETI Institute astronomer Seth Shostak.
Check out this remarkable trip here. There are only a few cabins left.
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