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A Word from our Founder
In October of 1993, the U.S. Congress terminated all funding for two scientific endeavors: the ten billion dollar Superconducting Supercollider, and the $12.5 million per year NASA SETI program. Initially I was upset, as were many other individuals. Then I decided to do something. I realized that no single individual possessed the resources to save the Supercollider, but that perhaps many of us, working together, were in a position to help resurrect SETI.

That's how The SETI League came into existence. In less than ten years we have grown into a leading grassroots venture involving around 1350 SETIzens of 63 countries and all 50 of the US states, and I'm proud to see those members doing highly credible amateur science.

Membership dues, though vital to meeting the day-to-day needs of The SETI League, are insufficient to cover all of our expenses. Long-term science demands long-term funding, and privatized science requires that such funding come from private sources. Won't you join me in supporting The SETI League's Endowment Fund, and other fundraising efforts, to help us continue the research which Congress wouldn't let NASA finish? Thank you in advance for your generous support.

Richard C. Factor
SETI League President
Richard C. Factor

Richard C. Factor

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