SETI Institute

Portrait of John Dreher

John Dreher 1947 – 2018

John Dreher, one of the most powerful motive forces behind the NASA SETI program as well as the follow-on efforts conducted by the SETI Institute, passed away on November 12, 2018 at the age of 71.

The SETI Institute’s Top 10 Stories of 2018

The SETI Institute’s Top 10 Stories of 2018 2018 has been a whirlwind and, like so many people, here at the SETI Institute we can’t believe how quickly this year flew by.
Space Science Investigator Badge 2018

Girl Scouts Reaching for the Stars Featured in Smithsonian Magazine

The October Issue of Smithsonian Magazine features a short article, “Read This Story and Earn Your Merit Badge in U.S. Cultural History: How scouting as encouraged boys and girls to be prepared over the years.” 
Paul Allen

Paul G. Allen 1953 – 2018

Allen was inextricably involved with the SETI Institute’s efforts to hunt
Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors from Anaheim UHSD  and Santa Clara USD in front of SOFIA in its Palmdale, Calif. hangar (A. Olmedo / AUHSD).

Airborne Astronomy Ambassador Flight Weeks Begin on NASA’s SOFIA

The SETI Institute’s NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) program launched into their 2018 season with overnight research flights on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aircraft on September 12-13 a
Perseids August 12, 2017

Look for other meteors during the Perseids

This weekend's Perseids promise to be exceptional because the Moon will not dim the display. For observers in the United States, the most interesting time to watch, perhaps, is on Sunday evening, August 12, when the meteoroids enter the atmosphere at a shallow angle, creating long streaks.

Destination Mars – Putting American Boots on the Surface of the Red Planet

, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Dava Newman, who sits on the SETI Institute's Board of Trustees will testify.

Near-Earth Asteroids and Spacecraft Missions

, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Michael Busch is a planetary astronomer who specializes in studying near-Earth asteroids, primarily with radar and radio techniques.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

How can you tell if that ET story is real? St Andrews scientists revise the Rio Scale for alien encounters

July 24, Mountain View, CA -- A team of international researchers, led by scientists from the University of St Andrews and the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, redefines alien detection scale.