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Spacefest IX: The Event for Space Enthusiasts

Spacefest is THE event for space enthusiasts of any stripe – Astronomy, Human Space Exploration, Robotic Space Exploration, Commercial Space Development or Space History Enthusiast. For the Professional and Amateur. Pascal Lee, SETI Institute Planetary Scientist: "Humans to Mars: From Vision to Reality" Seth Shostak, SETI Institute Fellow and Senior Scientist: "Light Signals from ET" Other…
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Laser SETI 2018

Hello and happy Trip Around the Sun 2018!  We’d like to help start your year in a positive way with a very exciting announcement. Thanks to additional donations outside of the Indiegogo campaign, we’re going to be able to deploy EIGHT cameras instead of four, meaning that we can fully monitor two independent fields-of-view!  This is not only very exciting because we’re twice as close to all-sky…

Perks, Inspiration and Progress – A Laser SETI Update

We continue to make progress on Laser SETI. Laser SETI will be the best way to find laser flashes from another civilization by placing specialized cameras around the globe to look for flashes from deep space.  This rendering is a preview of the two-camera enclosure. Two cameras are required per field-of-view at each site and this modular and scalable system houses both the cameras as well as the…
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An Update from the Laser SETI Team - Oct 2017

Hello from Laser SETI headquarters!  Thanks to your generous support we’ve been making great progress and we’re excited to share some of what’s been happening. The shipping and receiving department has been very busy.  Our fabulous custom crystals have arrived, and the shirts and hoodies should be in soon!  We’re still ahead of schedule on getting your perks out, and we’ll let you know when they…
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New Laser SETI project will look for signals that most telescopes cannot see

Big discoveries in science are often made when innovative instruments probe nature in new ways. Laser SETI will search the sky for a variety of pulsed light signals that might have been overlooked before. We may find ET, and we also may find new physics. SETI scientists spend most of their time looking for themselves. That is, we tend to look for the kinds of radio or light signals that we…
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Why We Need a New Type of SETI Instrument

Imagine this scenario: On a world orbiting a neighboring star, a society more advanced than our own has used large telescopes to survey all the planets within a few hundred light-years.  In this sample of a million worlds, it finds that one percent show the tell-tale atmospheric gases that indicate life.  One of these is Earth.  This society is sufficiently distant that clues to the existence of…