Franck Marchis

February 25, 2012

Next-gen Suborbital Missions: a talk and a Conference

Join us on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 – 7:00pm at the Colloquium room of the SETI Institute to hear a talk by Andrew Nelson, Chief Operating Officer […]
December 5, 2011

AGU Fall Session – Evolution and Exploration of Asteroids

There will be an oral session on Evolution and Exploration of Asteroids tomorrow from 8am to 10am, followed by a poster session from 1:40pm to 6pm, […]
October 7, 2011

Is the triple Asteroid Minerva a baby-Ceres?

The official EPSC-DPS press-release about our latest discovery on the analysis of the moons of (93) Minerva and understanding of the composition of this main-belt triple […]
September 29, 2011

An ELT made of cardboard in your garden?

I am calling myself a Planetary Astronomer, essentially because I use ground-based telescopes to study our solar system bodies. Even if I often write posts on […]
September 23, 2011

UARS reentry visible from the Bay Area and elsewhere…?

If you have been following the news about space over the past 5 days, you may have heard about this gigantic 6.5-ton satellite dedicated to the […]
September 19, 2011

Talk about SpaceX and the Dragon Spacecraft at SETI Institute

Join us for the ninth SETI Institute Evening Distinguished Speaker Talk Wednesday night  at 7.00pm at the SETI Institute Headquarters at 189 Bernardo Ave, Mountain View. […]
September 15, 2011

Kepler-16: Exoplanets around binary star systems DO exist

Kepler-16 is another great discovery coming from the Kepler telescope, the 10th NASA Discovery mission which is devoted to finding Earth-size exoplanets by monitoring variations of […]
July 21, 2011

An Occultation by the double asteroid (90) Antiope seen in California

Last Tuesday July 19 at 3:25am PDT, several SETI REU students and colleagues from SETI institute and Observatoire de Paris were on the road. They were […]
May 6, 2011

NASA announced key pre-selected Discovery Missions

Today NASA announced three future key missions preselected as part of the Discovery program named GEMS, TiME and Comet Hopper. This is an important announcement, which […]