Franck Marchis

December 19, 2020

Did Proxima Centauri just call to say hello? Not really!

Greetings, Citizens of Earth! You’ve probably heard about the story, published in The Guardian, a respectable newspaper in the UK, about the potential discovery of an […]
July 6, 2020

Planetary Defense with the eVscope Network – First results

In March 2020,  Joé Asencio joined the SETI Institute to develop the potential of the Unistellar network for Planetary Defense.  Part of his work is to […]
April 1, 2020

Comet Atlas: A comet for all of us?

Finally! After several years of waiting we may soon have, in Comet ATLAS, a bright, naked-eyed comet passing by Earth. The last visitor to do this […]
March 27, 2020

Observe an Occultation by Asteroid Alikoski from San Francisco Bay Area Saturday evening

To all citizen astronomers, Are you at home like most of us? Good news, you can contribute to astronomy from your backyard on Saturday just after […]
February 13, 2020

Occultation by Nyanza on President Day across the US

Hello, If you have an eVscope and you want to participate to a scientific campaign on Presidents’ Day, this is something that may interest you. The asteroid […]
January 31, 2020

What to do tonight? Watch a type Ia supernova with your eVscope

There is a bright type Ia supernova in the elliptical galaxy NGC 4636 named 2020ue. Since its discovery by the Japanese astronomer  Koichi Itagaki  on January 12 2020,  […]
October 16, 2019

Helping Future NASA Missions: The Case of Orus, Target of the Lucy Mission

A Unistellar team traveled to Oman in early September to observe the occultation of a 11-mag star by the Trojan asteroid Orus. We succeeded in capturing […]
July 21, 2019

TMT controversy. I vote for healing

I’ve been quiet on the TMT controversy not through choice but because it erupted while I was traveling, and because it’s an important topic that needs […]
March 5, 2019

Calling Exogeophysicists to Solve the Mystery of Super-Earths

There is a mystery in our galaxy, and astronomers around the world are working to solve it. The NASA Kepler mission revealed that planetary systems are […]