SETI Institute Waved at Saturn
Like several thousand people, the SETI Institute waved at Saturn on Friday July 19 at 2:27pm for ~15 min. In full day light, it was impossible to see Saturn on the east close to the horizon but we trusted our local astronomers (and several App on iPhone) to wave and smile in the right direction toward the gaseous planet. It is likely that the Cassini spacecraft had recorded 80 min later a glimpse of photons coming from us.
It was fun to participate to this “global moment of cosmic self-awareness” (Thanks C. Porco), especially on a Friday afternoon.