Dr. Jill Tarter and her team at the SETI Institute have been busy, busy, busy taking all the many (and complicated!) steps needed to get the Allen Telescope Array back online and begin a two-year strategic search for signs of technology we can detect on Kepler-found worlds.
Such a targeted search is unprecedented in the field of SETI research, so the possibilities are VERY exciting! Could we finally be within range of finding an answer to the question “Are we alone?”
A new era begins…
Reporting (2011 translation = blogging) from the ground is Jon Richards from our Center for SETI Research. For his latest report on all things ATA, check out:
After checking that out, take a few minutes (or more!) to browse around the setiQuest website and get to know this community a little better. Find out what new ideas we have in store for Earthlings everywhere as the SETI Institute develops our capabilities to recruit and engage citizen scientists in the quest to find cosmic company.
There are still some issues and tech/facility needs to be worked out up at the ATA site, but the team is on it! On behalf of all the SETIStars (I hope you don’t mind me speaking for you), thanks to everyone involved in our SETI team for working so hard to make this happen.
And another BIG, BIG THANKS to everyone who contributed to fund the re-launch! Woo hoo!
We hope we are within weeks of announcing a re-launch date. Then the real adventure begins.
With your continued support and new support from first-time givers (help us spread the word!), we can keep the search going as we explore the cosmos together.
More news to come…