SETI Institute Projects and Programs (Listed Chronologically)

Seasonal Changes on Uranus: Analysis of Imaging Data 1986-2006

Tuesday, January 23 2007 - 2:05 pm, PST
An investigation into long-term changes on Uranus through a coordinated analysis of imaging data from 1986-2006. This study addresses a number of questions, such as: Does the asymmetry of the planet's atmosphere vary with time?

Cassini Data Analysis and Organic Materials on Solar System Bodies

Tuesday, August 15 2006 - 4:09 pm, PDT
Extract and analyze the data collected by Cassini to assist in identifying the compounds that exist on Saturn and other objects within the solar system.

Optical Properties of Tholin Produced in a Hydrogen-Rich Early Earth Atmosphere

Tuesday, August 15 2006 - 10:39 am, PDT
Study of optical properties of naturally occuring haze to assist in understanding the causes of greenhouse effects on the early Earth.

CIRS Investigations of Planetary Rings

Friday, June 09 2006 - 2:10 pm, PDT
Analysis of infrared data of Saturn's rings to understand more about the sizes and properties of the particles in the rings.

The Allen Telescope Array: Science Operations

Monday, August 09 2004 - 2:18 pm, PDT
Operation of the Allen Telescope Array, a radio telescope designed to collect a wide range of data and perform commensal observations. Capabilities include transient and variable source surveys, pulsar science, spectroscopy of new molecular species, mapping of galactic magnetic filaments, and imaging of comets and other solar system objects. The ATA also provides training opportunities for radio astronomers.



Sunday, June 20 2004 - 4:19 pm, PDT
The SETI Institute in partnership with the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) are conducting the Education and Public Outreach Program for SOFIA - the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy.

Life at the SETI Institute

Life at the Institute is a series of Q&As with SETI Institute scientists on a regular basis.

Optical SETI

Along with scientists from the University of California's Lick Observatory, UC Santa Cruz, and UC Berkeley has coupled the Lick Observatory's 40-inch Nickel Telescope with a new pulse-detection system capable of finding laser beacons from civilizations many light-years distant.