By: Imonikhe Ahimie
The Allen Telescope Array, ATA, formerly known as the One Hectare Telescope, is a collaborative effort between the SETI Institute, a not for profit organisation dedicated to the advancement of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, SETI, and the Radio Astronomy Laboratory at the University...
A look at SETI's experiments with radios
By: Christopher Gryniewicz
A mention of the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence conjures up a vision in the minds of most people of a man in a tin foil hat designed to block out the invasive broadcasts of other worlds. Although, the SETI program takes things a bit more...
How is the Allen Telescope Array used for space surveillance?
By: Perry McCarney
We could be forgiven mistaking the Allen Telescope Array for the "Alien Telescope Array" at first glance. Much of the work it does and will do is related to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) after all. But the Allen Telescope Array or ATA...
By: Meghan Rizzo
For millennia the human race has expressed a fascination with otherworldly entities. Cave paintings and sculptures dated thousands of years old depict peculiar creatures and disc-shaped flying machines. Works of art of the Common Era, particularly religious paintings from the Renaissance, exhibit similar images. Some...
By: Imonikhe Ahimie
An interstellar message is one which seeks to contact putative communicating intelligences outside the solar system. The concept is based on the notion that in a universe as large as the one we inhabit, there ought to be other communicating intelligences apart from us...
The history of the [email protected] program
By: Christopher Gryniewicz
In Douglas Adams' book "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" they built 'Deep Thought' - a supercomputer designed for one purpose and one purpose only - to find the answer to the great question of life the universe and everything. Perhaps the SETI program's intent...
By: John Traveler
The realization that there might be, indeed that there probably are intelligent beings on planets around distant stars, is a realization which has already had profound effect on human culture and has certainly not gone unnoticed by science fiction writers and movie makers. One of...
Algol, the demon star
By: John Welford
Algol (Beta Persei) has another name, namely the Demon Star. The main reason for this is that it forms the eye of Medusa the Gorgon in the constellation of Perseus. The ancients thought that they could see an outline in the night sky of Perseus...
The Magellanic Clouds
By: John Welford
The night sky in the Southern Hemisphere is very different from that in the North. One feature (more properly two) is the patches of fuzziness, easily visible to the naked eye, known as the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. They take their name from Ferdinand...
The search for extraterrestial life in popular culture and film
By: Shirley Love
Ezekiel said, Heaven opened and I saw visions. I looked and I saw a windstorm coming out of the north, an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal.New International Version @1984This passage...

 

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