Alien satellites might offer a new way to find E.T.

It’s another scheme for finding the Romulans or the Borg — and it definitely has some advantages. The usual approach to looking for alien societies is to scan the skies for signals like radio transmissions or bright, flashing lasers. Either would tell us that someone’s out there.
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News and Announcements

  Meteor passes near to Allen Telescope Array
SETI Institute astronomer Peter Jenniskens notes that a very bright meteor, a so-called fireball, was seen in the vicinity of the Allen Telescope Array on Thursday, September 15 at about 7:48 pm local time.
  The International Space Orchestra perform with Sigur Rós at the Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 24th
The International Space Orchestra will perform with Sigur Rós at the Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 24th. To celebrate the event the SETI Institute, Icelandic band Sigur Rós and Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios are running a competition to win one of 25 signed patches.
  SETI Institute is Hiring - Executive Assistant
The SETI Institute is seeking an Executive Assistant to provide high level administrative support to the President/CEO, and the Management team.
  Orbiter Detects Changing Climate on Early Mars
The early Martian climate remains hotly debated by scientists because the surface mineralogy and morphology indicate abundant liquid water was present, while atmospheric modeling is challenged to create conditions supportive of liquid water on the surface of early Mars.
  Let’s be careful about this “SETI” signal
Several readers have contacted me recently about reports that a group of international astronomers have detected a strong signal coming from a distant star that could be a sign of a high-technology civilization.
  Hear me now? 'Strong signal' from sun-like star sparks alien speculation - CNN news
An international team of researchers is now examining the radio signal and its star, HD 164595 -- described in a paper by Italian astronomer Claudio Maccone and others as a "strong candidate for SETI" -- in the hopes of determining its origin.
  SETI is hopeful yet skeptical that Russians found aliens - SETI Talks in Aug 30, 2016
The world of astronomy lit up in the past couple of days with a report that Russian astronomers may have received a signal from a distant star.
  September 24, 2016 - International Space Orchestra and Sigur Ros
Blending space science, planet-poking and bluegrass-playing spacecraft operators, the world’s first orchestra composed of space scientists – the International Space Orchestra (ISO) - is coming together to perform as the supporting act to Sigur Rós at the Hollywood Bowl on 24th September 2016, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  Aliens on Line 1
We thought we had found E.T.
  Proxima Centauri b: Have we just found Earth’s cousin right on our doorstep?
What began as a tantalizing rumor has just become an astonishing fact. Today a group of thirty-one scientists, led by Guillem Anglada-Escude at the Queen Mary University of London, UK, announced the discovery of a terrestrial exoplanet orbiting Proxima Centauri.