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SETI Institute Celebrates Black History Month

SETI Institute Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month

Black History Month is a yearly opportunity to recognize and celebrate the contributions of African Americans, which too often in history have gone unacknowledged. We are privileged to help lift up their stories, learn from their achievements, and be inspired.

Here are just a few individuals who have made outstanding contributions:

Claudia Alexander
Dr. Claudia Alexander, Planetary Scientist


Benjamin Banneker
Benjamin Banneker, Surveyor/Astronomer


Gibor Basri
Dr. Gibor Basri, Astrophysicist


Guion Bluford, Jr.
Dr. Guion Bluford, Jr., Astronaut/Engineer


Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
Maj. General Charles F. Bolden, Jr., astronaut and NASA Administrator


Beth A. Brown
Dr. Beth A. Brown, Astrophysicist


George Carruthers
Dr. George Carruthers, Physicist/Inventor


Mae Jemison
Dr. Mae Jemison, Astronaut/Physician


Katherine Johnson
Katherine Johnson, Mathematician


Dara Norman
Dr. Dara Norman, Astronomer


Arthur B. C. Walker
Dr. Arthur B.C. Walker II, X-ray Astrophysicist


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