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Message 1388041 - Posted: 5 Jul 2013, 17:33:18 UTC

UK astronomers to co-ordinate their search for alien signals

British scientists are to make a concerted effort to look for alien life among the stars.

Academics from 11 institutions have set up a network to co-ordinate their Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (Seti).

The English Astronomer Royal, Sir Martin Rees, will act as patron.

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Message 1388077 - Posted: 5 Jul 2013, 19:31:21 UTC

Thank you for this article.
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Message 1388169 - Posted: 5 Jul 2013, 23:57:51 UTC - in response to Message 1388077.

US needs to do the same. Pool our meager resources

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Message 1388217 - Posted: 6 Jul 2013, 3:11:57 UTC

solong as they choose a different part of space or radio frequency, method whatever, dont duplicate work already being done, the more `eyes` to the sky the better.

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Message 1388239 - Posted: 6 Jul 2013, 4:45:43 UTC

The coverage of the Arecibo 'scope is very much oriented towards the Equator, whereas the 'scopes used by Merlin tend to be looking at more northerly latitudes. There will be some overlap, but that's not a bad thing.
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Message 1388260 - Posted: 6 Jul 2013, 8:06:25 UTC

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Message 1388262 - Posted: 6 Jul 2013, 8:08:19 UTC

But SETI@home is only mentioned as a screensaver. I never used one on my Linux boxes and am running SETI@ome v7 and Astropulse V6 on my CPUs.
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Message 1388304 - Posted: 6 Jul 2013, 14:49:52 UTC - in response to Message 1388262.
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But SETI@home is only mentioned as a screensaver. I never used one on my Linux boxes and am running SETI@ome v7 and Astropulse V6 on my CPUs.
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I used to run the old 'screensaver' via WINE on linux. I soon went optimised that then very deliberately didn't waste CPU cycles on showing pretty graphics!

All in the days before GPUs.


It will be very good if some funding can be gathered to add another data recorder for s@h and e@h to piggyback onto eMerlin. Even better if some long lived searches can be made.

Happy fast crunchin',
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Message 1388400 - Posted: 6 Jul 2013, 21:28:07 UTC

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-07/06/uk-seti

"Duncan Geere@Wired.co.uk" wrote:
The UK Seti Research Network will fund research that considers new ways to find extraterrestrial intelligence, as well as buying listening time on radio telescopes.

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The network will use Britain's eMerlin telescope array as well as the European Low Frequency Array. It's thought that data analysis techniques mean Seti work could be done without disturbing the mainstream science being performed on the telescopes.

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