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Flag of Earth to Fly Again
For more information contact: Dr. H. Paul Shuch, Executive Director Emeritus
(201) 641-1770, or email info_at_setileague_dot_org

Delaware, OH.., October 2007 -- Since its introduction in 1970, the Flag of Earth, which flies at SETI League headquarters, has graced SETI locations around the world. It symbolizes the fact that SETI is carried out on behalf of humankind as a whole. The individual people, organizations, and nations involved are immaterial, since any signal received will belong to all of humanity, and represent Earth's entry into the Galactic community. This lovely symbol can be seen online, and is explained at The yellow part of the flag is the sun, the blue circle symbolizes the Earth, and the small white circle represents the Moon. Sadly, when James Cadle, creator of the Flag of Earth, passed away in 2004, his family elected not to continue manufacturing, distributing, and promoting the Flag. They have been unavailable since then. The Flag of Earth design had been placed in the public domain by James before he passed away. The web site has for some time been dormant.

Now, a group of SETI researchers in Ohio has taken up the cause, and the Flag of Earth is once again available. The North American Astrophysical Observatory (NAAPO) has received the enthusiastic blessing and cooperation of the Cadle family to continue Jim's work. They have obtained the web sites and .net, and will very soon also have .org. Eventually .org will become the official Flag of Earth website. The larger cloth Flags are now available on a non-profit basis, and smaller flags are also available free for download that you can print yourself on paper. Ordering information about the Flag of Earth may be found at

The Flag of Earth has also been adopted by the Megaconference, as its symbol of global togetherness. The Megaconference is the world's largest video conference, and it occurs once a year, this year on Nov 8. Judy Cadle, wife of James Cadle, will speak in the Megaconference about the history of the Flag of Earth, and read the famous poem written by James about the Flag. You can find more information about the Megaconference, and register to participate remotely from your location (free), by going to

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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