Swan Hellenic has partnered with the SETI Institute to explore space at sea
The SETI Institute is a space and Earth science research organisation supporting NASA and NSF programmes and partnering with private industry and academia to answer some of humanity’s most profound science questions.
The expedition cruise line will use the partnership to provide its guests with expert insights into the history and latest discoveries in astronomy, astrophysics, astrobiology and planetary science and the quest to find other forms of life within and beyond our solar system.
Travellers will be offered never-before-seen presentations on explorations around Earth and beyond, with SETI Institute equipment, including an advanced telescope, installed on board.
“The SETI Institute’s work brings humanity’s relationship with our planet, our solar system and the Universe beyond into focus,” said Bill Diamond, president and CEO of the SETI Institute.
“Over 100 Institute scientists strive to understand humankind’s place in the cosmos. Outreach and public engagement are also central to our mission, and we are delighted with the opportunity to have our scientists and thought leaders interact with the curious-minded adventurers who explore with Swan Hellenic.”
Swan Hellenic CEO Andrea Zito added: “We are immensely proud of this new partnership. The presence of the SETI Institute’s eminent scientists on board our cultural expedition cruises, imparting their expert knowledge of astrobiology, geology, physics, chemistry and astronomy, completes another facet of the quest to take our guests to see what others don’t.”
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