I'm a history major at the University of New Hampshire who has spent many a pleasant night watching the stars & satellites go by. With all the stars out there, I figure it's awfully arrogant for humanity to think it is alone in the universe, so why not lend a hand and help in the search efforts?
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I learned about this from a friend and her rocket-scientist dad a year or so ago and set it up on my puny little laptop as soon as I got constant internet connection. Alas, being a laptop, this thing has heat problems and has to shut down every once in a while to prevent catastrophic meltdown into a puddle of sizzling goo. Oh well.