I live in Louisville, Kentucky, and have always been interested in the night sky, and love going to the planetarium here. When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronomer or a meteorologist.
I own a house in an area near Downtown, which makes the sky a little too bright to see a lot of stars, but the major constellations, such as the Dippers, and the Belt of Orion are always visible.
I graduated from the University of Louisville, in 1990, with a B.A. in psychology.
I love old architecture and local history. City planning interests me as a job pursuit right now, and have considered going back to school to get a Masters in Urban Planning.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I definitely believe there is life elsewhere in the cosmos. From what I know about String Theory, we may already be living simultaneously on different worlds.
What SETI is doing, as a "listener", is great! I hope and think, that one day, that special significant signal will be found. That's when I think it will be one of the most interesting and unifying days of human existence. What do we do now?
Personally, I think we should seek out and try to contact whoever or whatever is out there. The dangers are just as real as the pioneers faced in the early settlement of The New World. We're just talking about another New World-- outside of Earth.
I run SETI on my computer because I trust the project, and want to help; and wouldn't it be cool if my computer crunched the "winning" numbers?!