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Frank Drake
The Drake Equation
How can we estimate the number of technological civilizations that might exist among the stars? While working as a radio astronomer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, Dr. Frank Drake (currently on the Board of the SETI Institute) conceived an approach to bound the terms involved in estimating the number of technological civilizations that may exist in our galaxy.
SOFIA plane
NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) Airborne Astronomy Ambassador (AAA) Program
The NASA SOFIA program is now accepting applications for the Cycle 3 Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program, placing educators on SOFIA research flights during 2015. This call for applications will end December 22, 2014. Learn more about the application procedures, eligibility, and selection criteria, as well as general information regarding the AAA program and previous cycles of Ambassadors.

Kepler Outreach Program
The SETI Institute is proud member of NASA's Kepler Mission. The Kepler mission seeks Earth-size planets around other stars. This is the first NASA mission capable of finding planets in the habitable zone of other stars where liquid water may be present on the surface of other worlds. The Kepler Mission will observe for at least 3.5 years, looking for planetary transits to identify small planets like Earth.

REU: Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
Applications are now CLOSED for the Summer 2017 Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. Life in the Universe – Astronomy and Planetary Science at the SETI Institute. Work on projects spanning the field of astrobiology from microbiology to planetary geology to observational astronomy. Thanks to everyone to who applied.

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