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
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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...
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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

  June 16 in San Rafael – Science on Screen with Dr. Pascal Lee
Dr. Pascal Lee will give an illustrated presentation about planning and preparation for the first human mission to Mars.
  Girl Scouts: Bridging at the Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridging is the biggest event of the year for Girl Scouts of Northern California. Over 6,000 girls, both local and out of state, walked across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge as they bridged from "Juniors to Cadettes" on April 30, 2016.
  Drone's Eye View of Mars
The easiest way to detect evidence of aliens is straightforward: just scrunch up your eyes and look for it.
  Congratulations to the Incoming 2016 REU Class
  April 6 - Free Public Talk on April 6 at Foothill College on How Things in the Universe Came About
  NASA Selects New Director for Astrobiology Institute
  Incoming! A Planetarium show at the California Academy of Sciences
  SETI Scientist Explains Why We Haven’t Found Aliens Yet
  Goodbye, Little Green Men
  CARBON - a Minor Matters Book - by Charles Lindsay (SETI AIR Program Director) with essays by Dr. Jill Tarter and Lyle Rexer.

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