Planetary Exploration

Dark image of Pluto's surface

Capturing an Occultation and a Snapshot of Pluto’s Atmosphere

Last Tuesday night, something unusual happened in the world of astronomy.

Human Exploration to Mars: Becoming Interplanetary

, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SETI Talks are presented by the SETI Institute and SRI International.

In Saturn's Rings - New York

, 1:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a grand tour of the universe, starring Saturn.

In Saturn's Rings at Museum of Flight

, 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Get an up-close view of Saturn’s rings without traveling through space.

Planning Missions to Mars and Beyond

, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Margaret Race is a biologist and environmental ecologist who works with NASA and the SETI Institute.
Mars Ice

Possible Underground Lake Discovered on Mars

A new study published on the journal Science suggests that there may be a liquid water lake below the ice on Mars’ south pole.

Destination Mars – Putting American Boots on the Surface of the Red Planet

, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Dava Newman, who sits on the SETI Institute's Board of Trustees will testify.
Search team pointing to the first meteorite found

Fragment of Impacting Asteroid Recovered In Botswana

(Mountain View, CA, July 6, 2018) A meteorite was found in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) that is a fragment of asteroid 2018 LA. This small asteroid was discovered in space by the University of Arizona's Catalina Sky Survey on June 2, 2018, eight hours before hitting Earth.
Medusae Fossae

'Alien spaceship' on Mars: What some say looks like a crash site is evidence of volcanism, not Vulcans

Mars has long been everyone's hands-down favorite in the search for extraterrestrial life.

In Saturn's Rings

, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
In Saturn’s Rings at the Museum of Flight