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Message 1120221 - Posted: 22 Jun 2011, 23:03:34 UTC

I imagine most of us here heard about the Allen Telescope Array's hibernation a few months ago. Now the SETI Institute (no relation to SETI@home) is asking for public donations to help reopen it.

https://setistars.org/

Of course if you plan to help out, don't forget that SETI@home needs monetary support as well.

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Message 1120653 - Posted: 23 Jun 2011, 23:44:52 UTC

Yes, this project also needs help.

Donate to SETI@home here; http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_donate.php. Or there is a link on the front page of this website!

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Message 1138424 - Posted: 10 Aug 2011, 16:43:25 UTC

Looks like the SETI institute got their cash.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/08/seti-institute-allen-telescope-array-to-go-back-online-in-september.html

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Message 1138800 - Posted: 11 Aug 2011, 11:20:56 UTC - in response to Message 1138424.

Looks like the SETI institute got their cash.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/08/seti-institute-allen-telescope-array-to-go-back-online-in-september.html


Of course, $200,000 isn't enough to fund a project of this scope. Pierson said SETI is in negotiations with the Air Force to continue to collect information on orbital debris. By charging for that service, SETI may be able to earn enough money to keep listening for signs of life.

So how does that work?

I thought the ATA was a passive receiving array.


Aside: Has any science been published from ATA results? Go for scientific funding?

Keep searchin',
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Message 1138837 - Posted: 11 Aug 2011, 14:45:24 UTC
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This is all I know:
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Message 1140137 - Posted: 13 Aug 2011, 18:30:09 UTC - in response to Message 1138424.
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Looks like the SETI institute got their cash.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/08/seti-institute-allen-telescope-array-to-go-back-online-in-september.html

They got their money alright, sounds like Hadden Industries stepped in to save the day.

Id like to propose an alternate hypothesis if i may! And I'd like you to bring your considerable scientific expertise to bear on it.

To am......fake a signal from Vega, what would you need? ........"You would need a satellite to transmit the signal....But it would be impossible to simulate something......."

You would need a satellite, and you would need launch capabilities to put the satellite into orbit, and of coarse, the message itself. To put something like this together, so complex, drawing on so many different disiplins.......Would be impossible. Impossible!! Impossible!!

Is there anyone that might have been up to the challenge? Someone with extraordinary technical expertise, enormous financial resources, someone perverse enough, eccentric enough to have come up with the idea in the first place?

"Hadden??????"

S.R. Hadden!!!

"Your implying that this was all some kind of a hoax?.....That he engineered this...."

S.R. Hadden,.... a legendary power broker and manipulator in perhaps his final bid for immortality. Maybe he wanted to explore and exploit experimental technologies and get the governments of the world to pick up the tab. Perhaps this was his final altruistic gesture, to unite the world in one common goal, maybe all of the above. S.R. Hadden, a brilliant and complicated man!

Guys are ye familiar with the scientific precept of Occam's razor?

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Message 1140150 - Posted: 13 Aug 2011, 19:05:48 UTC - in response to Message 1140137.

You could do some fiendish trickery from here on earth... Just bounce a few signals off the moon!

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Message 1140152 - Posted: 13 Aug 2011, 19:06:35 UTC - in response to Message 1140137.
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Message 1143438 - Posted: 21 Aug 2011, 10:53:48 UTC

Guys are ye familiar with the scientific precept of Occam's razor?


I think you mean concept, but yes.

In science, Occam’s razor is used as a heuristic (rule of thumb) to guide scientists in the development of theoretical models rather than as an arbiter between published models

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Message 1143502 - Posted: 21 Aug 2011, 16:39:05 UTC - in response to Message 1143438.

Hopefully the little I sent them went to a good spot.

I'd like to see a breakdown of their budget one day when I get the time. I got their most recent magazine and it had some 150+ researchers/scientists and so forth.

Their overhead must be enormous.
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