Sep 21, 2018
Why solar observatory's mysterious closure sparked talk of aliens

Mysterious goings-on at a New Mexico solar observatory have been hot news. Had astronomers found a lethal solar flare, or even signs of alien life?

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Artists in Residence
Sep 19, 2018
SETI Artists in Residence Director Charles Lindsay Update from China

SETI Institute AIR Program Director and interdisciplinary artist Charles Lindsay is in China, participating in the “Future of Today / Future Folding” show

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Sep 10, 2018
Artificial Intelligence Helps Find New Fast Radio Bursts

Machine learning algorithms applied to data from the Green Bank Telescope find new pulses from the mysterious repeating source FRB 121102. 

Frontier Development Lab
FDL is an applied artificial intelligence research accelerator and public/private partnership between NASA Ames Research Center and the SETI Institute.
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Drake Equation
The Drake Equation was first presented by Drake in 1961 and identifies specific factors thought to play a role in the development of such civilizations. Although there is no unique solution to this equation, it is a generally accepted tool used by the scientific community to examine these factors.

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Big Picture Science
Big Picture Science is the weekly radio show and podcast of the SETI Institute. Hosted by Seth Shostak, SETI Institute Fellow and Senior Astronomer, and science journalist Molly Bentley, Big Picture Science explores modern science and technology through smart and humorous storytelling.
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Aug 21, 2018
Capturing an Occultation and a Snapshot of Pluto’s Atmosphere

Astronomers and amateurs in Mexico, the US, and Canada participated in a rare and exciting opportunity to observe a star while it was occulted by Pluto

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Aug 14, 2018
SETI Institute and Girl Scouts Celebrate New Space Science Badges

GSUSA recently announced its release of 30 new badges for girls ages 5–18 focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)

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Girl Scouts
Aug 13, 2018
Fostering Leadership and Teaching STEM Skills at Girl Scouts Camp

Girl Scouts Astronomy Adventure Destination Camp teaches skills and inspires interest in space science. Girl Scout Rock!!


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