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SETI League Launches Free Web-Based Journal
Contact In Context Covers the Latest in Astrobiology and SETI

For more information contact: Dr. H. Paul Shuch, Executive Director
(201) 641-1770, or email info_at_setileague_dot_org

For Immediate Release, Please

Little Ferry, NJ.., June 2002 -- The SETI League, Inc., grassroots leader in the privatized search for life in space, is pleased to announce Contact In Context, a new peer-reviewed, web-based academic journal intended as a scientific forum for research in astrobiology and in the search for intelligent life in the universe. Contact In Context will cover these disciplines, in the areas of microwave spectrometry, optical spectrometry, electrical engineering, technology development and assessment studies, chemistry, physics, mathematics and statistics. Papers on SETI-related hardware, software, search strategies, and philosophy are also welcome.

Articles differ in scope and focus, but are intended for researchers in SETI and astrobiology, resource professionals, and scientists in general. Contact In Context encourages submissions of research articles, research reviews, meeting announcements, and book reviews on all topics related to SETI and astrobiology. The journal will be published semiannually by the SETI League beginning 1 July 2002, and is distributed without charge through the World Wide Web.

Contact in Context is launched under the guidance of two distinguished academics, Editor-In-Chief Prof. Robert Lodder of the University of Kentucky (USA), and Editor Dr. Allen Tough, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto (Canada). The journal will be published in English, but is intended for a global audience of professional and amateur scientists, academics from a variety of disciplines, and anyone interested in the scientific Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, popularly known as SETI. One need not be a SETI League member to submit or subscribe.

Full details, including submission guidelines for authors, may be found online, at <>.

SETI scientists seek to determine through microwave and optical measurements whether humankind is alone in the universe. Since Congress terminated NASA's SETI funding in 1993, The SETI League and other scientific groups have been attempting to privatize the research. Experimenters interested in participating in the search for intelligent alien life, or citizens wishing to help support it, should email to join_at_setileague_dot_org, check the SETI League Web site at, send a fax to +1 (201) 641-1771, or contact The SETI League, Inc. membership hotline at +1 (800) TAU-SETI. Be sure to provide us with a postal address to which we will mail further information. The SETI League, Inc. is a membership-supported, non-profit [501(c)(3)], educational and scientific corporation dedicated to the electromagnetic Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.

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