Tag Archives: SETI

Let’s be careful about this “SETI” signal

August 31: See update at the end of this post 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 ...

Director of the Carl Sagan Center of the SETI Institute publishes a Carl Sagan Biographical Memoir

David Morrison, director of the Carl Sagan Center of the SETI Institute, has written a biographical memoir of Carl Sagan (1934-1996), founder of the modern disciplines of planetary science and exobiology. Morrison’s piece has been published in Biographical Memoirs, an online ...

We all have a vested interest in this one – let’s get Uwingu launched!

Independent of the November presidential election results, future funding for scientific research (especially curiosity-driven, space-related exploration, research and education) will be declining into the foreseeable future.  The drop will be steeper if sequestration is triggered in the federal budget process.  ...

S-E-T-T: Search for Extra-Terrestrial TOYS

At the California Academy of Sciences, kids took turns searching for aliens (toys) in our simulated universe of colored foam. If they didn't find anything on the first try we asked them: "Do you think that means there are no aliens ...