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Sister Society Issues Call for Papers
For more information contact: Dr. H. Paul Shuch, Executive Director
(201) 641-1770, or email info_at_setileague_dot_org

For Immediate Release

LITTLE FERRY, NJ.., January 2006 -- The Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers (SARA), a SETI League Affiliate Society that represents several hundred amateur radio astronomers around the world, hereby solicits papers for presentation at its 2006 Annual Meeting, to be held June 18-21, 2006, at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), Green Bank WV. Papers on radio astronomy hardware, software, education, research strategies, and philosophy are welcome. Although the annual Green Bank meeting is strictly speaking a SARA event, this year SETI League members have been invited to participate.

H. Paul Shuch, The SETI League's volunteer executive director, also serves as SARA vice president. In that capacity, he is coordinating this joint technical meeting. SARA members, SETI League members, or supporters wishing to present a paper should email a letter of intent, including a proposed title and informal abstract or outline (not to exceed 100 words) to Dr. Shuch at vicepres @, no later than 1 March 2006. Be sure to include your full name, affiliation, postal address, and email address, and indicate your willingness to attend the conference to present your paper. Submitters will receive an email response, typically within one week, along with a request to proceed to the next stage, if the proposal is consistent with the planned program.

A formal Proceedings will be published in conjunction with this Meeting. Papers will be peer-reviewed by a panel of SARA members with appropriate professional expertise and academic credentials. First-draft manuscripts must be received no later than 1 April 2006, with feedback, acceptance, or rejection emails to be sent within two weeks thereafter. Upon final editing of accepted papers, camera-ready copy will be due not later than 1 May 2006. Due to printer's deadlines, manuscripts received after that deadline will not make it into the Proceedings. Instructions for preparation of final manuscripts will be emailed to the authors of all accepted papers.

At its 2006 gathering, SARA members will be celebrating the club's 25th Anniversary. SETI League members in particular are encouraged to participate in this landmark meeting by presenting their work for the benefit of the two sister societies. Further information about SARA can be found on their website,

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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