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

  Seeing Pluto With Your Own Eyes From Your Backyard With Unistellar's eVscope
One of the biggest challenges in popular astronomy is finding specific objects in the night sky. Most nebulae, galaxies, and asteroids are invisible to the naked eye, and locating them in the immense vastness of space has frustrated people for centuries.
  Astronomy on Tap July 25, 2017 with Franck Marchis
  POTENTIAL NEW METEOR SHOWER FROM COMET C/2015 D4 (BORISOV)
Peter Jenniskens and Esko Lyytinen report that the dust trail of 700-year comet Borisov, who just passed perihelion in 2014, will be in the Earth's path on 2017 July 29 at 00:22 UT.
  SETI Institute is Hiring - Development Manager
The SETI Institute is currently looking for an Annual Fund Manager.
  FDL Call for Applications - Planetary Science
The 2017 8-week program is still accepting qualified participants and will run June 26 - August 18, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the closing date of the 19th of May.
  FDL Call for Applications - Data Science
The 2017 8-week program is still accepting qualified participants and will run June 26 - August 18, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the closing date of the 19th of May.
  SETI Institute Researcher at the next edition of Astronomy on Tap in San Francisco
Join SETI Institute scientist Franck Marchis at Astronomy on Tap, April 25th, at 7:30 PM in San Francisco
  Moonlet of Saturn, Pan
Everyone has been talking about this new image from Cassini showing a close up of the Saturn moonlet Pan – stunning!
  New class of metal-organic compounds found in meteorites
  Meteors radiating from the constellation of the Little Dipper Dec. 22, 2016
CAMS video cameras recorded an rare outburst of meteors radiating from the constellation the Small Dipper late in the night of December 22, 2016.

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