Franck Marchis

April 21, 2010

Venus: Another volcanically active world?

Dear Planetary enthusiasts, Over the past week, we may have heard a lot about a famous volcano in Iceland, named Eyjafjallajokull, which forced more than 64,000 flights […]
April 19, 2010

SETICon in the Bay Area, California (Aug 13-15 2010)

The SETI Institute announced recently that the first SETICon will be held on August 13-15 2010 at Santa Clara in California.  This event is dedicated to […]
April 16, 2010

Corot-9b: Did COROT discover a Pandora-like world?

Hello, I was in Europe last month to attend a workshop on asteroid size and shape and also to visit my colleagues at the observatoire de […]
April 13, 2010

Life at the SETI Institute: Meet myself :)

NB: I found this post in my draft mailbox. I apparently never published it (written in Jan 2010) Hello dear readers, I am still working on […]
March 31, 2010

Telescope Time for 2010B – Spring is back!

Well, like last year the month of March is characterized by a drop in my Blog posting. I should remind those who are not astronomers that […]
March 4, 2010

The E-ELT will be in Chile at the Cerro Armazones?

Hello, An interesting news was released today by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the international organization where I used to work in Chile. The E-ELT Site […]
February 24, 2010

SETI 25th Anniversary 3/6: life – what, where, how, when?

This is definitely the banner for which I am the least qualified to write about since I am not a biologist. It is, however a very […]
February 23, 2010

SETI Institute Anniversary 2/6: Its Majesty Mars: the Red Planet

If you are lucky and the sky is clear tonight, search for a red bright object in the Cancri constellation (Cancer), not too far from the […]
February 19, 2010

SETI Institute Anniversary 1/6: The Milky Way Galaxy

It is getting more and more difficult to find a dark place, without night pollution and far from the smog of the cities, to be able […]