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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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Check out SETI@AndalucĂ­a, a new Spanish-language web site about SETI and SETI@home. 21 May 2015, 17:55:05 UTC · Comment

Video interview with Seth Shostak from the SETI Institute
Seth Shostak from the SETI Institute recently visited Berkeley SETI Research Center and took time to chat with us about challenges in the search (including funding!), as well as why he thinks we have a chance to detect ETI during the next couple of decades. Watch the four minute video at 18 May 2015, 17:53:34 UTC · Comment

Network Outage - Sunday May 17th
On Sunday, May 17th campus is upgrading the network infrastructure at the facility hosting our servers. We will bringing the projects down for about 6-8 hours (starting at 8am, Pacific Time) to avoid complications during the upgrade. 13 May 2015, 20:08:53 UTC · Comment

Shelley Wright: Is ET using infrared lasers to communicate?
Shelley Wright, a former postdoctoral scientist in the UC Berkeley Astronomy Department, and now faculty at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto, visited Berkeley SETI Research Center recently to talk about infrared and optical SETI, and how ET might be using huge lasers to communicate. Watch our four minute video interview at 11 May 2015, 17:16:48 UTC · Comment

"Dan Werthimer: Are We Alone?" Talk Video
Did you know that at one time our best idea to contact ET was a 20 mile wide pit full of burning kerosene? SETI@home Chief Scientist Dan Werthimer gave a talk last Saturday on the history and current state of SETI. You can watch the video at 22 Apr 2015, 0:42:38 UTC · Comment

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