Activity Report of the SETI Institute June 2016

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It’s summertime, but even though the livin’ might be easy, SETI Institute scientists are relentless in their research activities.  They continue to unravel more puzzles about our local celestial neighbors, as well as other worlds many light-years away.  Every day, researchers at the SETI Institute are expanding both our knowledge and understanding in the quest to find life beyond Earth.

This work includes publications in peer-reviewed journals, research presentations and speaking engagements, technical reports, intellectual property filings, and more.

As part of our outreach commitment to share the Institute’s science and research, we present our monthly “Activity Report of the Carl Sagan Center” which catalogs the work of our scientists.

In the June 2016 report, among numerous publications you will see “Capabilities of Earth-based radar facilities for near-Earth asteroid observations,” published in the Astrophysical Journal; “Keck observations of eruptions on Io in 2003–2005,” explained in the journal Icarus; and “SETI Observations of Exoplanets with the Allen Telescope Array,” revealed in the Astrophysical Journal.

Also in this report you will see ongoing participation by SETI Institute scientists at conferences and events, including speaking opportunities such as presentations as the workshop on Ring and Satellite Composition, at the Cassini PSG meeting in Noordwijk, The Netherlands; the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Antarctic program's Scientific Diving Control Board meeting in Arlington, VA; as well as Dr. Jill Tarter moderating a discussion with Neil de Grasse Tyson on the theme of intelligent life in the universe during the Starmus III Festival in Tenerife, Canary Islands. 

Our quest belongs to all of humankind, and we're making it easier for you to share in the excitement of discovery and exploration that is daily life at the SETI Institute!

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