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The live turnout was somewhat disappointing for last month's IAA SETI Committee meeting at COSPAR (COmmittee for SPAce Research) in Pasadena CA, but then it was 8 AM local time. Virtual participation through the magic of the internet was somewhat better.
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18 August 2018

At last month's COSPAR (COmmittee for SPAce Research) meetings in Pasadena CA, SETI League member Claudio Maccone gave a presentation on lunar farside RFI protection.
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11 August 2018

Last month during the COSPAR (COmmittee for SPAce Research) meetings in Pasadena CA, the Breakthrough Listen group from University of California, Berkeley hosted a dinner for IAA SETI Committee members and guests.
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4 August 2018

SETI League president Richard Factor (right) received a recent visit from astrophysicist Brian May, best known as co-founder and lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. Dr. May wrote the popular Queen song 39, which deals with relativistic time dilation during interstellar travel.
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28 July 2018

Congratulations to SETI League members Tony Agnello (left) and Richard Factor (right), who recently received a Technical GRAMMY award from The Recording Academy, for their invention of pitch-shifting and pitch-correction technology (now generally known as Auto-Tune).
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21 July 2018

SETI League regional coordinator Elisabeth Piotelat is working with a group of SETI scientists to update the San Marino Scale, an ordinal integer tool for quantifying the significance of SETI detections. In this graphic, she humorously illustrates the shortcomings of quantifying subjective data on a scale of 1 to 10.
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14 July 2018

VE3CGN prepares a waterproof housing for a dish-side Arduino controller. The Arduino will communicate with a gyroscope and other sensors on Scott's Project Argus station dish.
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7 July 2018

Mounting the elevation gyroscope to the center of VE3CGN's Project Argus dish leaves only a small gap between the bracket and an existing mounting bolt.
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30 June 2018

VE3CGN's Project Argus station uses a sealed gyroscope unit mounted in the center of the dish, on its back side, to provide accurate elevation information.
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23 June 2018

Upgrades to the Project Argus station belonging to Scott Carter, VE3CGN, include a gyroscope to improve accuracy of elevation readouts. This sensor will be read by an Arduino microcontroller, which will communicate with the rest of the system via an RS-485 serial connection.
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16 June 2018

Checking in from the Netherlands, IAA SETI Committee co-Vice Chairman Leonid Gurvitz participated in the 19 April 2018 IAA SETI Committee quarterly video update meeting.
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9 June 2018

IAA SETI Committee co-Vice Chairman Michael Garret checked in to the 19 April 2018 IAA SETI Committee quarterly video update meeting from Manchester University, England.
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2 June 2018

SETI League member and IAA SETI Committee Chairman Claudio Maccone convened the IAA SETI Committee quarterly video update meeting on 19 April 2018.
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26 May 2018

This mosaic of participant thumbnails shows a number of SETI scientists from around the world who signed in to an IAA SETI Committee quarterly video update meeting on 19 April 2018. These teleconferences facilitate collaboration and cooperation between Committee members worldwide.
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19 May 2018

The SETI League is deeply saddened to report the recent death of our colleague, Dr. Patricia M. Sterns. A leading space attorney, Patty was a longtime and active member of the IAA SETI Committee, as well as the International Institute of Space Law. Her obituary appears here.
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12 May 2018

Two weeks ago at our annual meeting, The SETI League's Board adopted this balanced budget for 2018.
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5 May 2018

Under the guidance of executive director H. Paul Shuch, and in support of life member Bill Kitchen's Interstellar Beacon initiative, The SETI League has entered into a contract with Florida Institute of Technology to perform a proof-of-concept hardware and software demonstration. Watch this space for updates on this ongoing project.
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28 April 2018

Project Argus coordinator Scott Carter admits that this time series purporting to depict active Project Argus radio telescopes is probably an unrealistic estimate, owing to our members' infrequent to nonexistent filing of periodic activity reports (see last week's Featured Photo). Though the number of participating stations has in fact decreased since our peak a decade and a half ago, we suspect that more complete reporting would paint a less dismal picture.
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21 April 2018

This compilation from Project Argus coordinator Scott Carter confirms that, once their stations are registered, very few of our Project Argus participants choose to keep us regularly informed of their status, upgrades, and progress. Those of us who seek interstellar communications are going to have to do a much better job of communicating terrestrially!
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14 April 2018

Argonaut and Bruno Award recipient Jim Brown has his entire receiver system mounted at the focus of the dish: feedhorn, LNA, Hack-RF Software Defined Radio, and USB/Cat 5 extender. It's a temporary lash-up, and everything will eventually go into the big box, but for now, testing continues...
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7 April 2018

A disappointing graph submitted by Project Argus coordinator Scott Carter shows that, in its first five years, our flagship technical project was attracting between 14 and 22 new registered radio telescopes per year. Sadly, since our peak in 2001, registration of new participants has dropped off to a mere trickle. We are open to suggestions of ways to revitalize our global, coordinated search.
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31 March 2018

Executive director H. Paul Shuch met with members of the Quantum Consciousness Facebook group at last year's Central Pennsylvania Mensa Winter Solstice Regional Gathering.
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24 March 2018

The SETI League mourns the passing on March 14 (International Pi Day) of Prof. Stephen Hawking, at the age of 76. Hawking remained arguably the world's most productive and best known theoretical physicist, despite living for an unprecedented 56 years with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
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17 March 2018

Executive director H. Paul Shuch leads attendees in song at last year's Central Pennsylvania Mensa Winter Solstice Regional Gathering.
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10 March 2018

Last December, executive director H. Paul Shuch was keynote speaker at the Central Pennsylvania Mensa Winter Solstice Regional Gathering.
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3 March 2018

Matt Lebofsky slaves over a computer at the University of California, Berkeley. Matt took over last year as Webmaster for the International Academy of Astronautics SETI Permanent Committee, a position held by SETI League executive director H. Paul Shuch for the previous 17 years.
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24 February 2018

SETI League executive director H. Paul Shuch met recently with radio astronomer Jill Tarter, who kindly autographed his copy of her biography, Making Contact. With them is Jill's husband Jack Welch, who was one of Paul's doctoral advisors at the University of California, Berkeley, three decades ago.
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17 February 2018

Frank Drake shows off a graphic of the famous Arecibo Message, which he developed with Carl Sagan, and transmitted on 16 November 1974, while director of the Arecibo Observatory.
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10 February 2018

In December at the University of California, Berkeley, SETI League executive director emeritus H. Paul Shuch meets with the father of observational SETI, Frank Drake.
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3 February 2018

Dan Werthimer, who heads up the Berkeley SETI program, conducts lab tours during last month's SETI holiday party at the University of California, Berkeley.
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27 January 2018

Berkeley SETI scientist Andrew Siemion greets attendees at last month's SETI holiday party at the University of California, Berkeley.
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20 January 2018

At last month's SETI holiday party at the University of California, Berkeley, engineer and coder Eric Korpela updates us on the status of the SETI@home project.
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13 January 2018

How many SETI League members can you identify in this subset of the attendees at last month's SETI holiday party at the University of California, Berkeley?
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6 January 2018

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