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Franck Marchis is connecting amateur astronomers to extraterrestrial researchers

"Seeing color in a nebula from a garden in San Francisco? That's pretty cool."
franck marchis with telescope

Looking sharp.

Christie Hemm Klok

When SETI researcher Franck Marchis was a kid in France, he looked at Saturn for the first time through a and saw the planet magnified from a speck in the night sky to a beautifully ringed orb. , he thought. Which, of course, he already knew, but it’s different to feel it.

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