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Message 1103992 - Posted: 6 May 2011, 22:29:54 UTC

Grad student Andrew Siemion reports that new modifications to a data recorder at Green Bank that we need for our Kepler SETI observations are now complete, thanks to a huge amount of help from Paul Demorest, a former grad student and one of initial authors of AstroPulse. Our first hour of test time is scheduled for this Saturday, 17:30 EDT. We'll be observing with 450 seconds per target on 90 Kepler field stars with interesting planet candidates (~habitable zone, ~Earth size, ~Earth period, ~several planets), then do a raster scan of the entire Kepler field.
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Message 1103995 - Posted: 6 May 2011, 22:51:03 UTC - in response to Message 1103992.  

Thanks Eric for the update,

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Message 1104008 - Posted: 7 May 2011, 2:01:11 UTC

Eric, why 800 MHz? Is it a Green Bank feature or there is any other reason?
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Message 1104011 - Posted: 7 May 2011, 2:35:57 UTC - in response to Message 1104008.  

It's not a feature, it's a bug!


Err.. wait....
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Message 1104060 - Posted: 7 May 2011, 10:51:48 UTC - in response to Message 1104008.  

Eric, why 800 MHz? Is it a Green Bank feature or there is any other reason?
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Well, if ET is trying to phone us, he might be using a old wireless phone?

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Message 1104160 - Posted: 7 May 2011, 17:09:21 UTC

<Still coming back down from week away.>

"Meanwhile, in SETILand..."

So what does this mean for us? Will there be a few interesting work-units heading our way?
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Message 1104252 - Posted: 7 May 2011, 22:09:36 UTC

Will this apply to only those who will/are using beta software or will 'WUs' be distributed as they are now to all clients?
"By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible". Hebrews 11.3

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Message 1104257 - Posted: 7 May 2011, 22:12:36 UTC
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This really sounds interesting.
I hope there will be more information soon on upcoming workunits or something else..
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Message 1104282 - Posted: 7 May 2011, 23:26:53 UTC

YES! I am gleaming and laughing like a lunatic!! We are getting close, I can feel it, you can call it foolish optimism in the face of odds, but isn't it odd that the odds are only odd if they actually are?
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Message 1104382 - Posted: 8 May 2011, 13:15:08 UTC

After the Kepler data are recorded, will we continue to piggy back and record data on the Green Bank telescope? Or is this a one-off?
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Message 1104441 - Posted: 8 May 2011, 18:12:31 UTC

Hello ! Thanks for the update, and let me be the first to say, "Welcome To West Virginia" !! Green Bank is only a few hours from my location. I wish you well with the work that you are going to do there. I've been there several times, and it was impressive. There is a MONSTER radio telescope there, plus many others. Any idea as to what radio telescope that you will be using ??
Once again, Welcome to WEST Virginia !
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Message 1104473 - Posted: 8 May 2011, 19:26:29 UTC - in response to Message 1104441.  

Most likely, but only guessing, it will be the GBT, a/k/a The Great Big Telescope, OR officially as The Green Bank Telescope.

The folks at SETI@HOME Don't Play With Toys! ;-)
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Message 1104586 - Posted: 9 May 2011, 3:47:09 UTC - in response to Message 1103992.  

Cools news! And I agree with Silvester the furious, really exciting indeed!
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Message 1104588 - Posted: 9 May 2011, 3:54:11 UTC - in response to Message 1104473.  

Most likely, but only guessing, it will be the GBT, a/k/a The Great Big Telescope, OR officially as The Green Bank Telescope.

The folks at SETI@HOME Don't Play With Toys! ;-)



Never heard anyone refer to that dish as the GBT, but that IS a good name for it. That thing is HUGE ! I sure hope that SETI gets to use that baby !! I stood under it when I was there. IMPRESSIVE. HUGE !
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Message 1104592 - Posted: 9 May 2011, 4:19:28 UTC

Does this mean we will be getting to process this data? Can one electo to focus on this verss the old data from the static view RT?

I'd love to work on this? Given we are exploring targeted sets instead of random sky scans...


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Message 1104641 - Posted: 9 May 2011, 13:49:54 UTC

450 seconds?

What if ET is broadcasting a repeated signal every 10 minutes? : /




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Message 1104674 - Posted: 9 May 2011, 17:00:18 UTC - in response to Message 1104641.  

450 seconds?

What if ET is broadcasting a repeated signal every 10 minutes? : /


We get the amount of time that the folks that run the telescope let us have. There are only 8760 hours in a year, and we can't have all of them.

And, yes, it is the GBT that we are using.

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Message 1104705 - Posted: 9 May 2011, 19:02:46 UTC

Excellent news!

Will these new workunits require a science app. update?

Just checking as then folks such as myself using non-standard/optimized science apps. (ie Lunatics) can watch for the new apps. so we can process Kepler work.
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Message 1104819 - Posted: 10 May 2011, 1:48:29 UTC - in response to Message 1104674.  

450 seconds?

What if ET is broadcasting a repeated signal every 10 minutes? : /


We get the amount of time that the folks that run the telescope let us have. There are only 8760 hours in a year, and we can't have all of them.

And, yes, it is the GBT that we are using.



WOW !! You are using that MONSTER !!!! That makes me really HAPPY ! I don't know if any of you have seen this radio telescope, but it is a MONSTER ! I stood under it when I was there, and I felt like a little bug. Don't quote me, but if I remember correctly, they said that it is bigger than a football field. Really BIG ! Glad that SETI is going to get to use it. I might just take a little trip down that way. How long will you be there ?
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Message 1104821 - Posted: 10 May 2011, 2:01:19 UTC
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LOL...

I'm just glad it looks like we have now something more 'South' of we've been looking at so far PiP (Proved in Principle)!

That has to be a good thing, considering all the other bad news lately! :-)
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