Education and Outreach

Education and Public Outreach at SETI Institute

Astronomy & Astrophysics

How are stars and planets formed?


The study and search for life beyond Earth.

Climate & Biogeoscience

Can Earth's climate tell us about life elsewhere?

Planetary Exploration

Space travel is broadening our view of the universe.


There may be billions of habitable worlds.


Are we alone in the universe?

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Girl Scout Stars
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate selected “Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts” as a new, 5-year space science education program that will bring together Girl Scouts with scientists, engineers and educators at NASA and beyond.
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Big Picture Science
Big Picture Science is the weekly radio show and podcast of the SETI Institute. Hosted by Seth Shostak, SETI Institute Fellow and Senior Astronomer, and science journalist Molly Bentley, Big Picture Science explores modern science and technology through smart and humorous storytelling.
VTT, LITU and more
Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors
The Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) program is designed to measurably enhance student STEM achievement & engagement in selected school districts via professional development for high school science teachers.
Artists in Residence
This program expands upon the SETI Institute’s mission to explore, understand, and explain the origin, nature, and prevalence of life in the universe. Our artists bring fresh eyes to help navigate difficult concepts and act as a bridge to broaden awareness of the science carried out at the SETI Institute.
The SETI Institute has always believed that science is not just for scientists and that the work of the SETI Institute should be shared for the benefit of humanity.
Girls Go to Mars
The SETI Institute’s Center for Education and the Girl Scouts of Northern California’s Girls Go Tech collaborated on the development and field tests of the activities with Cadette Girl Scouts.
Research Experience for Undergraduates
Students will work with scientists at the SETI Institute and at the nearby NASA Ames Research Center on projects spanning the field of astrobiology from microbiology to planetary geology to observational astronomy.