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SETI League Presents Annual Service Award
For more information contact: Dr. H. Paul Shuch, Executive Director
(201) 641-1770, or email info_at_setileague_dot_org

Mountain View, CA.., 17 March 2005 -- This evening, the nonprofit SETI League, leaders in a global search for extra-terrestrial intelligence, recognized one of its key volunteers for extraordinary service to the grassroots, nonprofit organization's educational and scientific mission. University of Kentucky Prof. Robert Lodder was honored at a private awards dinner held in conjunction with the annual CONTACT conference at the NASA Ames Research Center.

Lodder, one of The SETI League's earliest members and staunchest supporters, received the fourth annual Orville N. Greene Service Award, which honors the memory of patent attorney and SETI League co-founder Orville Greene. Rob Lodder has served as a SETI League volunteer Regional Coordinator, and as a member of the group's Strategic Planning Committee. He and his students built and operate an active Project Argus radio telescope, and have been working on technology to assist members in getting involved in Optical SETI. Lodder serves as founding editor-in-chief of Contact In Context, The SETI League's online peer-reviewed scholarly journal. He has participated in every one of The SETI League's annual SETICon Technical Symposia, and helps to administer and present Contact In Context's annual Best Ideas awards. "Especially now that we are an all-volunteer organization," noted Dr. H. Paul Shuch, the group's volunteer Executive Director, "The SETI League's success and very survival depend upon such stellar contributions of time, talent, and energy as Rob Lodder has long demonstrated. He sets the standard for us all."

Largely using radio telescopes and optical telescopes, SETI scientists seek to determine whether humankind is alone in the universe. Since Congress terminated NASA's SETI funding in 1993, The SETI League and other scientific groups have privatized the research. Amateur and professional scientists interested in participating in the search for intelligent alien life, and citizens wishing to help support it, should email 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 scientific Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.

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