Life at the SETI Institute

Archives for August, 2010

SETI Gurls (Video)

Every summer, the SETI Institute hosts 15-20 college students from around the country as part of its Astrobiology Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) internship program. The program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation and the NASA Astrobiology Institute, pairs each student with a research mentor at the SETI Institute. At the end of…

By Dr. Adrian Brown Planetary Research Scientist at the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe, SETI Institute The last two months have witnessed several extremely important events with respect to future Mars Exploration. The first two revolved around the rover “Spirit.” The other two are a new mission to Mars…

Don Backer, an astrophysicist at the University of California, Berkeley who discovered the first millisecond pulsar, died on July 25. He was director of Berkeley’s Radio Astronomy Laboratory and the Allen Telescope Array (ATA) in Hat Creek, California – a collection of 42 dishes that recently began scanning the sky and searching for extraterrestrial intelligence.…