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Cycle 6 Airborne Astronomy Ambassador Flights Completed

The SETI Institute’s NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) completed their 2018 season with two overnight research flights on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) at the end of October.

A Radio Search for Artificial Emissions from 'Oumuamua

MOUNTAIN VIEW – It’s the first time a visitor from another star system has been seen nearby. But what is it? An asteroid, a comet … or an alien artifact?
Felipe Perez Santiago

Felipe Pérez Santiago Performs New Work Inspired by Jill Tarter

Felipe Pérez Santiago is the newest artist to join the SETI Artist-in-Residence (SETI AIR) program.
Girl Scouts looking through telescopes. credit: Justin Hartney

Applications are Open for Girl Scouts Astronomy Adventure Destination Camp 2019

Last summer, the SETI Institute developed the Girl Scouts Astronomy Adventure Destination Camp at Pine Mountain Observatory in Oregon as part of the NASA-funded program, Girl Scout Stars.
SETI Institute Flag at the Summit of Simba

Nathalie Cabrol and NAI Team Return from Field Expedition to Chile

Nathalie Cabrol, Director of the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe, has just returned from a nearly month-long field expedition with the SETI Institute NAI team on its 2018 field expedition to the Andes.

Finding and Messaging ET: So What?

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For more than four decades, astronomers have been searching for technosignatures: signals coming from  distant technological civilizations.
Parts of Pluto’s terrain may have been shaped by glaciers.

SETI Institute in the news November 8 - November 14, 2018

Mysterious Ridges of Pluto Strange formations of ice on the planet Pluto are the focus of a recent letter published in the journal Nature Astronomy. SETI Institute scientist Oliver White, lead author, describes the terrain features as “among the most enigm
Interstellar Porch Light

Interstellar 'porch light' just might help us find space aliens

Radio has long been the mode of choice when it comes to searching for aliens, and potentially conversing with them.

Big Picture Science Continues to Reach New Audiences

Big Picture Science, the SETI Institute’s weekly science radio show and podcast, continues to gain new listeners in both new public radio broadcast station partners and podcast downloa
Image of the asteroid Oumuamua

SETI Institute in the news November 1 - November 7, 2018

‘Oumuamua – a Visitor from Afar? The interstellar object known as ‘Oumuamua has perplexed scientists since it was first observed in late 2017.