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Message 1703295 - Posted: 20 Jul 2015, 13:01:22 UTC - in response to Message 1703294.  
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Significant access to two of the world’s most powerful telescopes – 100 Meter Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, USA (“Green Bank Telescope”)1 and 64-metre diameter Parkes Telescope in New South Wales, Australia (“Parkes Telescope”).


New initiative?

Or first sign of a coming message from SETI@home saying: "Thanks guys, it's been fun, but this old BOINC program and your particiaption, is no longer needed. Have a great life"

??? From what you got it at all ???

Not all SETI revolves around SETI@home, at first.
Second, if you would read a little about this initiative and look at names mentioned you will find some SETI@home related staff too. I would say it's not impossible even to get part of that new initiative in part of new data processing via SETI@home. That is, directly opposite conclusion.
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Message 1703300 - Posted: 20 Jul 2015, 13:04:55 UTC - in response to Message 1703295.  

Significant access to two of the world’s most powerful telescopes – 100 Meter Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, USA (“Green Bank Telescope”)1 and 64-metre diameter Parkes Telescope in New South Wales, Australia (“Parkes Telescope”).


New initiative?

Or first sign of a coming message from SETI@home saying: "Thanks guys, it's been fun, but this old BOINC program and your particiaption, is no longer needed. Have a great life"

??? From what you got it at all ???

Not all SETI revolves around SETI@home, at first.
Second, if you would read a little about this initiative and look at names mentioned you will find some SETI@home related staff too. I would say it's not impossible even to get part of that new initiative in part of new data processing via SETI@home. That is, directly opposite conclusion.

Was just going to mention that, thanks Raistmer.

"Our approach to data will be open and taking advantage of the problem-solving power of social networks."

Maybe Dan & Andrew could give us their views on that?
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Message 1703302 - Posted: 20 Jul 2015, 13:06:16 UTC - in response to Message 1703297.  


Raistmer, word clear "Tongue-in-cheek", and "humour". From where did you get it that I was serious? :-)

Ah, ok then :P
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Message 1703334 - Posted: 20 Jul 2015, 14:28:52 UTC - in response to Message 1703324.  

Some good news for sure.
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Message 1703439 - Posted: 20 Jul 2015, 18:12:26 UTC - in response to Message 1703390.  
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Now that is great news. If they succeed in getting 10x the data, will the servers be able to cope is the next question.

Can just see all those mouths drooling over all those AP tasks to be had :-)
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Message 1703572 - Posted: 21 Jul 2015, 1:22:41 UTC

I forsee more rooms like these in our future.


Mine is starting to look similar but not as organized.
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Message 1703919 - Posted: 22 Jul 2015, 9:12:31 UTC - in response to Message 1703572.  

That is the most beautiful picture I've ever seen. Jealous!
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Message 1704036 - Posted: 22 Jul 2015, 16:32:27 UTC

. . .Perhaps, spread the word, and get more participants in the SETI project?
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Message 1704608 - Posted: 24 Jul 2015, 13:20:07 UTC - in response to Message 1704036.  
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We all hope and wish that the newfound money will be used wisely.

How about some co-ordinated efforts among the world's astronomers, SETI mavens, NASA, JPL, ESA, Large radio telescopes and super-computer resources.

Who will call the meeting ?

We have:
Arecibo
The Very Large Array (New Mexico)
Jodrell Bank
Atacama desert.
The Allen Array
West Virginia
Some 100+ others



Another good scolding by Daddio
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Message 1704683 - Posted: 24 Jul 2015, 17:43:56 UTC

The problem is not all astronomers believe in SETI. We have a big 64 meters radiotelescope in Sardinia but it is not involved in any SETI.
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Message 1704716 - Posted: 24 Jul 2015, 20:58:12 UTC - in response to Message 1704683.  
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Yes that right. Some of the people involved have made outrageous and unsupported statements that tend to label the effort as being run by a bunch of crackpots.

Perhaps they could be persuaded to fit a receiver and a computer at this and many other sites. Perhaps some of the new money could fund this. This could most likely be done without impacting their other research.
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Message 1704750 - Posted: 24 Jul 2015, 23:37:30 UTC

The way I see it, the naysayers may be right and we are alone in the galaxy but what does it hurt to keep looking.
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My motto: Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow as it may not be required. This no longer applies in light of current events.
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Message 1704779 - Posted: 25 Jul 2015, 2:11:42 UTC

Some older telescopes in danger of closure might accept to do SETI in exchange for money to keep them working. I am astonished that no mention was made of Arecibo in the New York Times article on Breakthrough. After all, SETI@home gets data from Arecibo and so does Einstein@home on its search for binary pulsars. Einstein@home gets also data from Parkes.
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Message 1704840 - Posted: 25 Jul 2015, 6:37:03 UTC

Do we need to look any further than Berkeley News.

Internet investor Yuri Milner joins with Berkeley in $100 million search for extraterrestrial intelligence

Searching for a needle in a haystack

UC Berkeley’s SETI projects originally piggybacked on other astronomers’ telescope observations, which meant that the searches were often in random directions and limited frequencies. UC Berkeley’s SERENDIP program still captures radio waves from wherever the Arecibo Telescope in Puerto Rico points, breaks the data into segments, and asks its SETI@home volunteers to use spare time on their computers to process the signals to look for unnatural and potentially purposeful patterns.

Breakthrough Listen also will recruit the immense computing power of SETI@home’s 9 million volunteers to search radio data for signals from outside the solar system.
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Message 1704847 - Posted: 25 Jul 2015, 7:23:32 UTC - in response to Message 1704840.  

We are not nine millions. We are one million and one half and only 7% are actively participating (As quoted by Chris in Boincstats).
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Message 1704887 - Posted: 25 Jul 2015, 11:35:23 UTC - in response to Message 1704881.  

Yes but nine millions SETI users remind me of Mussolini who boasted of eight millions bayonets. I hope we don't finish like him.
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Message 1708619 - Posted: 4 Aug 2015, 22:31:12 UTC - in response to Message 1704887.  

Will SETI's unprecedented new program finally find E.T.?

Stephen Hawking, Frank Drake and dozens of journalists gathered at the Royal Society in London last week to hear astronomers announce a ground-breaking new project to search for intelligent extraterrestrial life called "Breakthrough Listen." They will be using two of the world's largest radio telescopes (Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia and the Parkes Radio Telescope in Australia) to listen for radio messages from intelligent alien species. Scientists have chosen to target the nearest million stars as well as the nearest 100 galaxies. This project will also monitor the Galactic plane for months at a time. This unprecedented effort is a collaboration between UC Berkeley and the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, and employs an international team of astronomers and data scientists, including Frank Drake – the father of SETI (Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence).

It is perhaps fitting that this new program will make use of the Green Bank Telescope (GBT), since Green Bank, West Virginia was the site of the first modern SETI experiment, called "Project Ozma." In 1960, Frank Drake pointed the Tatel telescope at two nearby stars to search for the telltale signs of intelligent life; radio signals near 1.420 GHz. He listened on-and-off for four months, collecting 150 hours of data. He heard nothing.

http://phys.org/news/2015-08-seti-unprecedented.html
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Message 1708781 - Posted: 5 Aug 2015, 7:11:06 UTC - in response to Message 1708619.  
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I see the usual confusion between SETI Institute and SETI@home. The Allen Telescope Array never gave data to SETI@home. Instead, the Big Ear telescope received the famous "WoW!" signal, which never reapeated itself.
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