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SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.

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SETI.German announces fifth Wow! event
To celebrate the 39th anniversary of the Wow! signal, SETI.Germany is organizing a SETI@home crunching competition from Aug 15th to Aug 29th. Everyone is welcome! 24 Jul 2016, 17:13:52 UTC · Comment

Vice Magazine article about Arecibo Closure
Vice Magazine has posted an article about the potential closure of the Arecibo observatory. 10 Jul 2016, 17:14:19 UTC · Comment

Breakthrough Listen: Expanding the Search for Life Beyond Earth
BSRC's Dr. Steve Croft recently gave a one-hour public talk about how we find planets around other stars, the search for life beyond Earth, and the new Breakthrough Listen project. Watch the video at

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SETI researcher St├ęphane Dumas has passed away
We are sad to hear that our friend and colleague St├ęphane Dumas passed away this week. Here is a video of his recent SETItalks talk. 10 Jun 2016, 23:00:25 UTC · Comment

Arecibo still threatened with closure.
Recently the NSF announced its intent to start the process which could lead to the partial shutdown, mothballing, or complete disassebly of the Arecibo Observatory. As most of you know, this is not a new discussion in the scientific community. Several years ago we had asked you write letters to Congress in hopes of averting this fate.

A petition has been started on to ask the President to ensure it is funded. I'm pessimistic about the chances that it will change anything, as the President cannot change Congressional budget priorities, and only has limited ability to move money between NSF programs. However, bringing attention to the issues of science funding in this country cannot hurt.
9 Jun 2016, 23:15:35 UTC · Comment

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