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Message 1799630 - Posted: 30 Jun 2016, 13:35:53 UTC - in response to Message 1794850.  

The petitioin has been closed and archived - please start a new petition but let everyone know ahead of time this is being started and give a "must by signed by" deadline.
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Message 1799717 - Posted: 30 Jun 2016, 18:35:19 UTC
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Missed this, wish seen it sooner, been a member since 2 Oct 2002 and love the stuff what the guys at the Arecibo do and helping with what they receive with Seti course. really hope see you all for years to come.

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Message 1799882 - Posted: 1 Jul 2016, 12:01:22 UTC - in response to Message 1794968.  

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Message 1800418 - Posted: 3 Jul 2016, 17:09:48 UTC

I went to sign the petition and it says it is closed because it did not reach the minimum requirement of 100,000 signatures.
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Message 1800572 - Posted: 4 Jul 2016, 4:54:51 UTC

I wouldn't worry too much about the closure of Arecibo. The Chinese are bringing a much larger and more up to date version on line soon and one of its tasks will be to search for SETI.

Our problem will be getting the US Powers-that-be to work with the Chinese, and to get rid of the effects of the brain-fart that doesn't have us working with the Chinese on the ISS.

Together, we could colonize the moon in the next decade and then proceed with the colonization of Mars shortly thereafter.

If we don't start working with the Chinese, they'll simply do it all without us, and future generations will have to show their passports to enter the Chinese colonies on the Moon/Mars.
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Message 1800750 - Posted: 4 Jul 2016, 19:04:23 UTC
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There is an article on "Nature" magazine of June 30 about fast radio bursts, an unexplained phenomenon. They were discovered in old Parkes data and confirmed in Arecibo data, two telescopes risking closure as old hardware.
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Message 1800787 - Posted: 4 Jul 2016, 21:47:01 UTC - in response to Message 1800572.  

I wouldn't worry too much about the closure of Arecibo. The Chinese are bringing a much larger and more up to date version on line soon and one of its tasks will be to search for SETI.

Our problem will be getting the US Powers-that-be to work with the Chinese


I've also been wondering if the new Chinese telescope will possibly fill the void if Arecibo is closed.
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Message 1800913 - Posted: 5 Jul 2016, 11:09:04 UTC - in response to Message 1800787.  
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I would not bet that Chinese scientists are interested in SETI. See also bobovitz's post in SETI@home Science section.
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Message 1800939 - Posted: 5 Jul 2016, 20:27:38 UTC - in response to Message 1800913.  

I would not bet that Chinese scientists are interested in SETI. See also bobovitz's post in SETI@home Science section.
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Message 1801048 - Posted: 6 Jul 2016, 8:53:58 UTC

Yes, it will search for life. Not necessarily intelligent life, which is the aim of SETI. China likes to go alone and I doubt FAST will provide data to SETI@home.
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