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Project Blue and the Quest to Photograph Exoplanets

The world’s collective imagination to answer the age-old question, “Are we alone,” has been reignited now that we understand exoplanets – planets in orbit around stars other than Earth’s Sun – are not uncommon.
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Gravitational Waves May Solve Some Big Cosmic Riddles
Nobel-winning research could help us see almost all the way back to the Big Bang. There was considerable ballyhoo this week as the Royal Swedish Academy announced that the Nobel Prize in physics would go to three Americans who were prime movers in the effort to design and build LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory.
October 10, 2017
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SETI Institute Elects Dava Newman to Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees of the SETI Institute has unanimously elected Dava Newman as the newest member of its Board of Trustees
On Defense
Big Picture Science Radio show - On Defense
The military is a dangerous calling, but researchers are trying to make it safer for troops. Writer Mary Roach investigates how scientists work to protect soldiers from foes like heat, noise, and fatigue, and how bad odors were once considered a secret weapon. Also, the ancient history of camouflage and the innate chemical defense system that protects you.
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Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? - Sept 25 - October 1, 2017
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media.
September 15, 2017

Sputnik’s Birthday
It was the size of a fitness ball, but its effect was bigger than any bomb. Sixty years ago, on October 4, 1957, the world awoke to learn that the Soviet Union had launched a satellite into orbit – the first to do so. Sputnik 1 was nearly two-feet in diameter and weighed as much as a middle-aged insurance salesman. Most people were stunned.
October 03, 2017
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NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador Update
Seven NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) and two district liaisons traveled to Palmdale for their SOFIA flight week experience.
September 27, 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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