Franck Marchis

April 25, 2012

Fragments of the daylight meteor found in California

It all started on Sunday Morning April 22 at 7:51am PDT, when several people located in the Northern California and Reno areas reported seeing a bright […]
April 13, 2012

The New Cosmic Diary is now open

Some of you may have noticed that the Cosmic Diary Blog was unavailable over the past 2 weeks due to the migration of the Blog to […]
March 15, 2012

A superb video of the Thirty Meter Telescope

“Seeing is believing” or better “dreaming is believing”… The Four Dimensional Digital Universe Project (4D2U Project) & National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) released one year ago […]
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. […]