The SETI Institute is a nonprofit research organization. Within the Institute, the Carl Sagan Center is the home to over 80 scientists and researchers organized into 6 divisions:
The SETI Institute scientists work within this cross-disciplinary environment and produce world-class research regularly accepted by top scientific journals.
The majority of the work of the SETI Institute happens in this rich research environment. On any given day, our scientists are diving underneath Antarctic ice, mapping the trajectories of asteroids, exploring Mars analogs here on Earth and the geoscience of the real Mars; discovering new exoplanets in the habitable zones of other solar systems; and listening and looking for signs of technological life elsewhere.
Our quest belongs to the world. In addition to sharing our research results with our peer scientific community, the SETI Institute promotes STEM education with programs aimed at inspiring children, young adults and educators. We also bring the results of our work to millions through deft use of social media, radio broadcasting, and publications and presentations made available online to all who want to be part of our search.
Space exploration is an important gateway for children and adults to want to learn about science. The SETI Institute takes full advantage of the fascinating research conducted by our talented scientists to make discovery of life elsewhere in our universe a common purpose and passion of all mankind.