The 2022 Fall Semester of courses starts on 5 September
On 5 September, the Fall semester starts at the Exopolitics Institute.
Four courses are on offer.
The video below gives a short overview:
For more information, please visit http://learn.exopoliticssouthafrica.org/Exocourses-Fall-Semester.html
Complete transcript of USA congress’s historic hearing on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena
On May 17, 2022 the USA House Intelligence Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee, held an open hearing on unidentified aerial phenomena. (The first in more than 50 years.) Following the open portion of the hearing, the subcommittee held a closed, classified briefing. Here is a full transcript of the public hearing:
Odd radio circles perplex astronomers
The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory’s MeerKAT radio telescope (SARAO) has captured a new detailed image of ‘astronomy’s newest mystery’: odd radio circles or ORCs.
“So far, they are unexplained. Since their discovery in 2019, astronomers have proposed different explanations for them, including galactic shockwaves, or the throats of wormholes. What are they?”
The 2022 Summer Semester of courses starts on 9 May
On 9 May, the summer semester of courses will start at the Exopolitics Institute.
Four courses are on offer.
The video below gives a short overview.
For more information, please visit http://learn.exopoliticssouthafrica.org/Exocourses-Summer-Semester.html
Something strange is sending radio waves from the centre of the galaxy
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.
Southern African UFO Newsletters Online
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:
“Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” Report from the Pentagon
The “Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” Report from the Pentagon, was made public June 25, 2021.
Bryce Zabel takes a closer look:
Space oddity: Is humanity ready for extraterrestrials? It’s time to prepare.
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.
E.T. signal from Proxima Centauri? A conversation with Breakthrough Initiatives' Pete Worden
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.
New course on Xenology available
As of January 2021, a new course is available: Introduction to Xenology.
An introductory video is available below:
For more information, visit http://learn.exopoliticssouthafrica.org/Introduction-to-Xenology.html
Please note that this is an advanced course that is only open to students who have successfully comleted Exo101.
New website with info on courses
If you are interested in courses on Exopolitics, we have combined all the information in one new website that will answer most - if not all - of your questions.
You can find it at http://learn.exopoliticssouthafrica.org
Check it out!
SETI astronomer bets you a cup of coffee that we find aliens by 2036
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.
Life on Venus? Astronomers See a Signal in Its Clouds
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.
Unprecedented Public Report on UFOs Requested From United States Senate Intel Committee
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.
Inside the Pentagon's Secret UFO Program
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:
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