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Message 1843244 - Posted: 20 Jan 2017, 17:11:41 UTC

Is there an actual list of the planets/stars/galaxies that the Breakthrough Listen project is targeting?
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Message 1843249 - Posted: 20 Jan 2017, 17:29:27 UTC

Here is a document on it in PDF format. Linked from here.

I had thought that the Kepler objects would be given priority. <shrug>
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Message 1843281 - Posted: 20 Jan 2017, 20:22:54 UTC - in response to Message 1843249.  

Thanks for that.

I was thinking the same thing as far a Kepler Objects.
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Message 1843526 - Posted: 21 Jan 2017, 16:24:19 UTC

Le Scienze Magazine, which is the Italian version of Scientific America, has an article about a proposal of Yuri Milner to adapt one the the ESO Very Large Telescope array in Chile, optical telescopes, to search for planets in the Alpha Centauri group using a VIZIR coronograph to block the light of Alpha Centauri A e B stars. The instrument is being built in Liege, Belgium.
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Message 1848550 - Posted: 13 Feb 2017, 19:39:51 UTC - in response to Message 1843526.  

Berkeley SETI Research Center scientists and engineers are working with Breakthrough Listen to make data from Breakthrough available to the public, and you can choose a level of participation that matches your interest and abilities. Breakthrough data from the Green Bank Telescope are now flowing to SETI@home, and everyone can help out with the analysis! SETI@home is one of the world's largest citizen science projects, and enables users to donate a portion of their home computers' resources to aiding in our data analysis.

We'd also like for you to get more involved, either by engaging with us on social media, reading more about the science and engineering aspects of our work, or even getting hands on with Breakthrough Listen public data. Data from the Automated Planet Finder and the Green Bank Telescope are flowing into the Breakthrough Listen public archive, but the data volumes are large, and the data are stored in raw formats that require specialized tools even to view, never mind to analyze. But if you are interested in learning more, please read through the following pages. The content will get more technical the further you go, but if you have the interest and time we hope you'll enjoy learning a little more about the tools we use to search for intelligent life beyond Earth.
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Message 1848627 - Posted: 14 Feb 2017, 8:49:30 UTC - in response to Message 1848550.  

Unfortunately, although the GBT data is flowing to Seti@Home, the computer that does the splitting, the server Centurion, has had problems for a while now, and is currently off line. The last we heard, it may need an upgrade to the operating system.
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Message 1849004 - Posted: 16 Feb 2017, 10:04:26 UTC

As an update to my previous post it now seems that the Centurion server has been fixed, but has no GBT data to deal with, according to the server stats page.

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_server_status.php
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