American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting

The purpose of the American Geophysical Union is to promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. The AGU 2018 Fall Meeting will mark another dynamic year of discovery in Earth and space science, serve as the advent of AGU’s Centennial year, and provide a special opportunity to share our science with world leaders in Washington, D.C. As the largest Earth and space…

July 14-22, 2018 COSPAR 2018: Committee on Space Research

COSPAR's objectives are to promote on an international level scientific research in space, with emphasis on the exchange of results, information and opinions, and to provide a forum, open to all scientists, for the discussion of problems that may affect scientific space research. These objectives are achieved through the organization of Scientific Assemblies, publications and other means. SETI…
Co-founders Arnaud Malvache operating the eVscope prototype at Marseille, Sombrero Galaxy (M104) taken from San Francisco, on May 17 2018, Sombrero Galaxy (M104) taken from Marseille, on May 14 2018

The Sombrero Galaxy As Seen From Cities

We’re happy to share with you an update from our partner, Unistellar. The team has recently collected a pair of images of the glorious Sombrero Galaxy (M104 in the Messier Catalog) taken during recent observing runs.  The first near Marseille, in the south of France, on May 17 and the second from San Francisco, California, on May 14. As usual, these are unedited images, and they clearly show what…

Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series: Cosmic Gold – Neutron Star Mergers, Gravitational Waves and the Origin of Heavy Elements

This Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series event has passed, but a video of the lecture can be found here. Dr. Eliot Quataert of the University of California, Berkeley, will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk. Scientists have recently developed a new way to `see' the universe, using the gravitational waves predicted by Einstein nearly a century ago. These waves can teach us about…

Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS): 50th Annual Meeting

DPS 50th Annual Meeting The Division for Planetary Sciences is a division of the American Astronomical Society devoted to Solar System research. Program schedule to be announced.

Astronomical Society of the Pacific Annual Meeting: Advancing Astronomy for All

The ASP’s 130th Annual Meeting is a broad science education/outreach conference featuring plenary talks/panels, contributed workshops/sessions, and oral/poster presentations addressing a wide range of professional work, research, and evaluation in education, communication, and diversity in science. Program schedule to be announced.

International Astronomical Union: XXX General Assembly

XXXth General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union The International Astronomical Union (IAU) was founded in 1919. Its mission is to promote and safeguard the science of astronomy in all its aspects through international cooperation. Franck Marchis, SETI Institute Senior Scientist, will speak about adaptive optics and the Unistellar eVscope.
Saturn's Rings  credit: NASA

New Film, "In Saturn’s Rings", is a Unique Tour of the Universe

In Saturn’s Rings is a trip through space. Narrated by LeVar Burton, Stephen van Vuuren’s new documentary film uses millions of images of Earth, the Milky Way, and the Moon that were captured by Hubble, Cassini, and other NASA space telescopes to offer a grand tour of the universe. Nathalie Cabrol, SETI Institute Senior Research Scientist and Director of the Carl Sagan Center, along with her…

Is this mysterious space rock actually an alien spaceship?

It’s in the news because people want to know if it’s a rock or a rocket. The “it” in question is a weirdly oblong asteroid that goes by the barely pronounceable moniker 'Oumuamua. It was first seen about a month ago by Pan-STARRS, a collection of telescopes perched high above the handsome beaches of the Hawaiian island of Maui. Like a motorcycle on the freeway, it was observed by astronomers…
Unistellar telescope

SETI Institute-Unistellar Partnership Promises to Revolutionize Amateur Astronomy

July 18, 2017 Mountain View, CA, USA and Marseille, France — The SETI Institute and French startup Unistellar, announced a partnership today to commercialize a new telescope that promises to deliver an unparalleled view of the cosmos to amateur astronomers, and provide the opportunity to contribute directly to cutting-edge science.  Unistellar’s new eVscope™   leverages “Enhanced Vision” imaging…