Call For Participation: UKSRN2018 – 27th/28th March, University of Oxford

Dear colleagues, We are pleased to invite you to our forthcoming UKSRN 2018 symposium: a 1 1/2 day meeting for UKSRN members (and invited guests) to share and debate their research and ideas. As ever, our endeavours encompass a wide and challenging remit on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life: technology and associated search strategies, related […]

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UKSRN has a brand new logo!

We are very proud to present our new UKSRN logo, kindly designed for us by our competition winner, Hugh Osborn (@exoHugh). There were many great entries, but Hugh’s neatly captured the essence of the UKSRN (and with a patriotic colour scheme to boot). Hugh is an exoplanet observer, and co-produces the excellent Exocast podcast, along […]

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My Favourite Martians: The Depiction of the Alien in HG Wells’ “The War of the Worlds”

From UKSRN member Stephen Baxter: HG Wells’s The War of the Worlds (1897) is 120 years old this year, yet many of its aspects remain fresh – including his depiction of the Martians. While the novel contains memorably horrific sequences of mass destruction and personal human peril, in fact Wells’s Martians were carefully devised as […]

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UKSRN2015 – Leeds, 7/8 September

The UKSRN held its third meeting this week at Leeds Beckett University.  We were privileged to host Claudio Maccone and Mike Garrett this year as representatives of the IAA SETI permanent committee.  This year’s hot topic was the exciting announcement of Breakthrough Listen and Breakthrough Message.  A working group was set up to investigate submitting […]

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