Franck Marchis

July 19, 2013

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 […]
May 29, 2013

New ET Detection Method Calls for World’s Largest Telescope

THE FOLLOWING ITEM WAS ISSUED BY ASTRONOMY MAGAZINE IN WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN, AND IS POSTED ON MY BLOG FOR YOUR INFORMATION. 29 May 2013  This release is […]
March 27, 2013

Mercury Craters named after world renowned artists, musicians and authors

Adapted from MESSENGER Mission News (March 26, 2013) The International Astronomical Union (IAU) — the arbiter of planetary and satellite nomenclature since its inception in 1919 — […]
March 19, 2013

Progress on the GPI exoplanet imager integration

The Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) is a next generation adaptive optics instrument being built for the Gemini Observatory. This is an ambitious project with the goal of […]
March 5, 2013

Featuring the Women Of Science #WomenOfScience

Today I would like to share with you an idea for the International Women’s day on March 8 2013.  If you work in an institution, university, […]
February 15, 2013

The Russian Meteor and Lessons Learned on Meteor Impacts

Almost 12h after the event, it is time to gather my notes on the Russian meteor event (#RussianMeteor) and my thoughts on this impact and those […]
February 14, 2013

Act now! Save Your Science from Sequestration

An important message  We are asking YOU, the US-based SETI Institute Fans,  our followers on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to help us save science from sequestration. […]
January 29, 2013

Kepler Planet-Hunter is Healthy and Back!

I mentioned in my previous post the detection of an issue on the Kepler spacecraft which pushed the engineering team to put the space telescope in […]
January 17, 2013

Kepler is Sick and Resting: “Mountain View, we have a problem”

“Mountain View, we have a problem…” NASA Kepler Manager at NASA Ames, Mountain View announced today that they interrupted the science operation of the spacecraft, due […]