SETI Talks is a monthly public lecture series that showcases research relevant to astrobiology from prominent scientists, authors and experts from within the SETI Institute and beyond. Some recent topics featured include AI and space, Mars exploration, planetary protection, Cassini, ‘Oumuamua and the anthropocene.
SETI Talks are held at SRI International Headquarters in Menlo Park, CA, but they are also shared live, via Facebook, and recordings are posted to the SETI Talks YouTube channel
What is the potential of Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) technology in Space? Could VR technology play a role in our ambition to reach the stars? Could we use this new tool to explore and understand our Solar System?
Along with celebrating 50 years of software engineering, we can also celebrate the premiere of one of the most famous science fiction movies in history, 2001: A Space Odyssey.
To uncover the mysteries of the universe, astronomers are becoming greedy, making more observations than they can possibly analyze manually.
Join us on January 23 at 7pm for a special SETI Talk on 1I/`Oumuamua, the first known interstellar small body, possibly an asteroid which is probably coming from another planetary system.
NASA’s Kepler space telescope was launched in 2009 and measured the brightness of 200,000 stars at unprecedented precision for over four years, with the prime mission goal of detecting Earth-sized exoplanets.
The last officially recognized epoch on Earth, the Holocene, began at the end of the last ice age, about 12,000 years ago. Now, climate change, and in particular humanity’s impact on climate change, has led to the suggestion that we are already in a new epoch, the Anthropocene.