On 10 January 2022, a new semester of courses starts at the Exopolitics Institute.
The video below gives a short overview of the five lectures that are on offer.
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Strange radio signals are coming from the direction of the centre of the galaxy. The emissions have been studied using the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder radio telescope and the MeerKAT radio telescope in South Africa.
“It’s an interesting object that has confounded any attempt we have to explain it,” says David Kaplan, part of the research team.
British UFO researcher Isaac Koi (a pseudonym) has put copies of several Southern African UFO newsletters online, with permission of the editors / publishers.
More information in these 3 blog posts:
The “Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” Report from the Pentagon, was made public June 25, 2021.
Bryce Zabel takes a closer look:
Prof Tim Murithi (University of the Free State, South Africa) poses the question as to whether humanity is ready to meet extraterrestrials, in a recent article for the Daily Maverick.
With academia now being more open to such a line of enquiry, he feels the time has come to prepare to meet ET, because evidence is mounting that we are not alone.
A mysterious radio signal, dubbed "BLC1", appeared to originate from the vicinity of Proxima Centauri in December 2020. Space.com interviews Breakthrough Initiatives executive director Peter Worden about this and more generally, the search for alien "technosignatures”. Also: the protocols for announcing an ET detection and the latest about the prospects for life on Venus.
Breakthrough Listen is now in the process of bringing online the South African MeerKAT radio telescope for additional observations in their projects.
As of January 2021, a new course is available: Introduction to Xenology.
An introductory video is available below:
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SETI astronomer Seth Shostak is betting a cup of coffee that aliens will be found by 2036. By 2036 Shostak hopes that computers would have increased in speed and efficiency enough to have looked at about a million star systems. It’s his gut that says “a million is the right number to find something”.
Seth Shostak should not forget the role of The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) with its Cradle of Life project which will be “greatly expanding on the capabilities of projects like SETI” in all of this.
Scientists announced today that they have detected traces of a biosignature gas, phosphine, in the atmosphere of Venus. It is not clear yet whether the phosphine is created by some form of life (present on Venus right now) or whether some chemical process is responsible for the gas.
UFOs are on the agenda in the United States in a bid for greater public transparency.
To achieve this, members of the US Senate “are looking to order the Director of National Intelligence to work with other relevant agencies to produce a report detailing just what information they have on UAPs already, how that data is collected and processed, how it is getting shared and just what kind of threats or other risks these objects might pose.”
Lester Kiewit from CapeTalk Tonight interviews Evan Robinson and John Kosmetos (Founders of Cape Town UFO Meetup)
UFO disclosure, all too often ridiculed in the past, is rapidly becoming a mainstream topic as it begins to gain official recognition.
Listen to Evan Robinson and John Kosmetos discuss the Pentagon’s official release of “declassified” UFO videos.
Will the US Government be able to effectively keep their finger in the dyke of “Disclosure” of an Extraterrestrial presence engaging humanity for much longer?
In this article by Tim McMillan, the US Government’s secret involvement in UFO research is revealed in a timeline of events from UFO research cover-ups, to 2017’s partial Disclosure (the start of a “ufological renaissance” of sorts) to the backtracking and contradictory statements by Pentagon spokespeople and the eventual closed-door senate meetings on UFOs:
A bit of history of NASA’s Deep Space Network 51 (a Space Tracking and Data Acquisition Network) at Hartebeesthoek, South Africa 1961
The Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO), located near Johannesburg, was originally a tracking station for NASA’s interplanetary probes. Its main involvement was tracking and imaging in support of lunar missions.
The very first image of a planet other than Earth (taken of Mars by Mariner 4 in 1965) was received in South Africa at Hartebeesthoek.
NASA Scientists have joined forces with the Breakthrough Listen project in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.
NASA brings to the table their newest planet hunting probe TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) as well as the powerful James Webb Space Telescope scheduled to launch in 2021, which should be able to probe the atmospheres of multiple TESS-discovered planets for biosignature gases.
Breakthrough Listen will be looking for "technosignatures" (indicators of advanced alien civilizations) scanning promising worlds with a range of instruments, including South Africa’s very own MeerKat radio array.
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