John Glenn 1921-2016

He wasn’t the first human to orbit the Earth, but he was the second.  And the first American.

John Glenn

Ten months after Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin sundered the bonds of Earth and orbited our planet in less than two hours aboard Vostok 1, John Glenn took to the skies in Friendship 7, and did the same. 

SETI Institute is Hiring - Director of Finance

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Finance will be responsible for the management and oversight of all finance and accounting reporting activities of the Institute and will be involved in the preparation and presentation of financial reports to the board, finance and audit committees.  The Finance Director will be a “hands-on” member of the senior leadership team and will work closely with Human Resources, Grants administration, IT and facilities.

Activity Report of the SETI Institute - October 2016

As the winter rains move in to Bay Area and the days get shorter, SETI Institute scientists are still keeping busy.  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.

Unlocking the Secrets of Nearby Exoplanets with the TESS Mission

Dr. Ricker is the PI of the TESS Mission which will explore nearby stars for exoplanets.

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will discover thousands of exoplanets in orbit around the brightest stars in the sky. In its two-year prime survey mission, TESS will monitor more than 200,000 bright stars in the solar neighborhood for temporary drops in brightness caused by planetary transits. This first-ever spaceborne all-sky transit survey will identify planets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants, around a wide range of stellar types and orbital distances.