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SETI Institute Activity Report January – March 2018

2018 has been a whirlwind at the SETI Institute already. SETI Institute researchers published in 49 peer-reviewed scientific journals, contributed 78 conference proceedings and abstracts and participated in 52 public talks, interviews and media stories.
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fdl
NASA Frontier Development Lab Application Deadline Extended to April 13
FDL is an applied artificial intelligence research accelerator that will run June 25 – August 17, 2018.
April 03, 2018
Edna DeVore
Edna DeVore, a leader in astronomy and astrobiology education, retires
From a childhood that gave her a sense of wonder, early leadership training and a big dose of cattle rancher’s grit and tenacity, Edna rocketed into the space science education realm and set the standard for achievement and excellence.
April 03, 2018
nathalie
Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? - Mar 19 - 25, 2018
A roundup of what's happening at the SETI Institute
March 30, 2018
ultima thule
Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? - Mar 12 - 18, 2018
A roundup of what's happening at the SETI Institute
March 23, 2018
Nathalie Cabrol
Nathalie Cabrol - Overcoming the Odds and her Search for Life on Mars
Astrobiologist and Director of the Carl Sagan Center for Research at the SETI Institute is featured in this Sunday’s NY Times Magazine. The profile focuses on her most recent field expedition to one of the most remote and extreme environments on Earth – the high Andes of Chile, as well as the scientific questions that drive her work.
March 23, 2018
clarke
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.
March 22, 2018

News and Announcements

  Why Stephen Hawking is light years from the truth about ‘dangerous aliens’
The physicist Stephen Hawking is convinced that intelligent extraterrestrials populate space, a view shared by many scientists. But his ruminations on this prospect have shifted from the aliens’ existence to their deportment. Maybe they’re dangerous.
  ISO International Space Orchestra - 17500 people were there!
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
  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.

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