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Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? March 6-21, 2017
March 14, 2017
Moonlet
Odd-looking Jewel in Saturn’s Rings
It’s a rock-and-ice piece of ravioli that’s the size of Manhattan, a satellite known as Pan, and one of Saturn’s 62 known moons.
March 10, 2017
International womens day
SETI Institute Celebrates International Women's Day 2017
The women of the SETI Institute work every day to #BeBoldforChange.
meteor shower
Warped meteor showers hit Earth at all angles
In a review of ongoing meteor surveillance projects worldwide, 45 showers are identified that take this warped motion to extremes, visualized in spectacular animation.
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Announcing SpaceBall 2017: An Out of this World Gala
To celebrate Silicon Valley’s enthusiasm for space and passion for exploration and innovation, the SETI Institute will host an inaugural event, SpaceBall: An Out of the World Gala on April 22 at the Hilton San Jose.
Airborne Astronomy
SETI Institute Announces 2017 and 2018 Educators for the Airborne Astronomy Program Aboard NASA’s SOFIA Flying Observatory
The SETI Institute announces selection of 39 teachers for the NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) program, a one-of-a-kind, multifaceted professional development experience for teachers.
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Facebook Live Video on New Exoplanets
Broadcast on Feb. 23 on Facebook. The SETI Institute discusses Feb. 22 exoplanet announcement from NASA.
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Imagining Your Future: Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop
NASA’s Planetary Science Division (PSD) will host a community workshop at NASA headquarters in Washington, DC on February 27–28 and March 1, 2017.

News and Announcements

  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
  SETI Institute is Hiring - Administrative Assistant
The SETI Institute is currently looking for an Administrative Assistant.
  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.
  NASA’s New Horizons, IAU Set Pluto Naming Themes
NASA’s New Horizons and the International Astronomical Union (IAU) have announced naming themes for surface features on Pluto and its moons.
  Tuesday Feb. 14, Seth Shostak and Eugene Mirman Get Real About Climate Change
On this week’s episode of StarTalk All-Stars, veteran host Seth Shostak and co-host Eugene Mirman invite guest Ken Caldeira, climate scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science, for a serious discussion about climate change.
  Feb. 15 Webinar - Characterization of Mars Analogs from Speaker Dr. Janice Bishop SETI Institute
Join us on February 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MST for this complimentary webinar. Dr. Janice Bishop will give a live speech.
  The University of the Underground is open for application
SETI Institute's Designer of Experiences Nelly Ben Hayoun, is now up to a new challenge. She is opening a university in the undergrounds of cities.
  The Kepler-K2 Team Wins the National Space Society’s 2017 Space Pioneer Award for Science and Engineering
Are these some new cosmic phenomenon, an odd habit of nature that we never knew? Or could they be the deliberate wails of societies howling from the farthest corners of space?
  What’s Causing Those Mysterious ‘Bursts’ From Deep Space?
Are these some new cosmic phenomenon, an odd habit of nature that we never knew? Or could they be the deliberate wails of societies howling from the farthest corners of space?

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