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Message 881562 - Posted: 2 Apr 2009, 5:19:34 UTC

Took me a bit more than a week to post again. It's been a long one. Tomorrow I get dressed in a suit, because a NASA review panel is here. Not for SETI@home, but for the Neutral Ion Coupling Explorer, a small satellite project I've been working on for the last 6 months or so. It's part of the down-select process for this opportunity, so I hope we get the thumbs up.

On to the SETI@home 10th anniversary. On that front, there's good news and potentially bad news. The good news is that there will be an anniversary event. We're going to have a 1 day seminar here at the Space Sciences Lab. One bit of bad news is that it will be on Thursday, May 21.

Another bit of potentially bad news is that we're having it in a room that seats forty eight. The first round of invitations is going out and includes people who worked on SETI@home, people who work on SETI elsewhere, some other astronomers, maybe some reporters, people at companies that have provided equipment, and, of course, very large donors of equipment and funds.

Of course there will be video, but it won't necessarily be real time. We will be accepting some questions for the speakers/panel via email. I'm sure there will be an announcement about that later.

I informed Dan and David that there would be complaints about this (small) format. Feel free to send them directly to Dan and David.

Angela and I are having a picnic/party in a local park on Saturday, May 23. Everyone is invited to help us celebrate SETI@home's anniversary. If you would like to attend, send a PM to Angela. The more the merrier.
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Message 881586 - Posted: 2 Apr 2009, 7:33:52 UTC - in response to Message 881562.

First glad to see your post. Keep it up, it feels good. ;)
Second, I suppose that's the way things go, but just make sure the video is done right, good sound, camera not hunting for white balance and focus, etc. In other words a rehearsal.
Third, looks like I'm stuck in Modesto that Saturday. Take pictures.


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Message 882178 - Posted: 4 Apr 2009, 4:45:09 UTC - in response to Message 881562.

Eric, this was something I had in mind, when I volunteered to help with the party, plus more. What would it take, to score a ticket for the Modquard and a guest?
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Message 882760 - Posted: 6 Apr 2009, 15:36:33 UTC - in response to Message 881562.

Tomorrow I get dressed in a suit, because a NASA review panel is here. Not for SETI@home, but for the Neutral Ion Coupling Explorer, a small satellite project I've been working on for the last 6 months or so. It's part of the down-select process for this opportunity, so I hope we get the thumbs up.

How did the interview with NASA go Eric?

It sounds like a very interesting project. Is it top secret or can we read more about it somewhere?

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Message 882979 - Posted: 7 Apr 2009, 2:53:01 UTC - in response to Message 882760.

Tomorrow I get dressed in a suit, because a NASA review panel is here. Not for SETI@home, but for the Neutral Ion Coupling Explorer, a small satellite project I've been working on for the last 6 months or so. It's part of the down-select process for this opportunity, so I hope we get the thumbs up.

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It sounds like a very interesting project. Is it top secret or can we read more about it somewhere?

John.

Google turns up quite a few hits, for instance http://sprg.ssl.berkeley.edu/NICE/ (the home page).
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