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SETI researcher St├ęphane Dumas has passed away
We are sad to hear that our friend and colleague St├ęphane Dumas passed away this week. Here is a video of his recent SETItalks talk. 10 Jun 2016, 23:00:25 UTC · Comment

Arecibo still threatened with closure.
Recently the NSF announced its intent to start the process which could lead to the partial shutdown, mothballing, or complete disassebly of the Arecibo Observatory. As most of you know, this is not a new discussion in the scientific community. Several years ago we had asked you write letters to Congress in hopes of averting this fate.

A petition has been started on to ask the President to ensure it is funded. I'm pessimistic about the chances that it will change anything, as the President cannot change Congressional budget priorities, and only has limited ability to move money between NSF programs. However, bringing attention to the issues of science funding in this country cannot hurt.
9 Jun 2016, 23:15:35 UTC · Comment

Berkeley SETI Research Center scientists profiled by Air and Space magazine
BSRC's Dan Werthimer describes how our capabilities have improved by a factor of a trillion since the search began. 25 May 2016, 21:29:11 UTC · Comment

Thanks for helping!
We couldn't do any of this without you. Our search relies on the generosity of those who donate their computing resources and electricity, their coding skills, and also financial help to make what we do possible. Any and every contribution counts, and we appreciate all of you. While we are not funded by big government grants, we are fortunate to be based at one of the world's leading public universities, where one of our most precious resources is the bright young minds who will be the scientists and engineers leading the search in the years to come.

So we invite you, if you feel motivated to do so, to help us with the resources to set up an undergraduate lab with new software-defined radio tools to help train our undergrads in the tools of the trade. To get an idea of how engaged these students are, check out our interview with Kyle at And if you'd like to support our work, please visit But whether or not you choose to contribute financially, we are so grateful for all of you that have chosen to be a part of SETI@home as we attempt together to answer humanity's biggest question. Thanks!
25 Apr 2016, 19:03:11 UTC · Comment

Article about distribution of Breakthrough data. has published an article about our distribution of Breakthrough Listen data. 15 Apr 2016, 0:01:13 UTC · Comment

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