LITTLE FERRY, NJ.., March, 1999 -- The fifth annual Membership Meeting of The SETI League, Inc. will be held at the non-profit educational and scientific organization's headquarters at 1 PM Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, March 28, 1999. SETI League members and accredited members of the press are cordially invited to be our honored guests at an Open House and press briefing commencing at Noon. We are located at 433 Liberty Street, just two blocks North of Route 46 and a mile East of the Teterboro Airport. We respectfully request that you inform us of your intention to attend, via email to email@example.com, or by voice-mail to (201) 641-1770, not later than March 15, 1999.
At the press briefing, SETI League scientists will report on the progress of their Project Argus search, which enters its fourth year in April 1999. Perhaps the most ambitious radio astronomy project ever undertaken without Government equipment or funding, Project Argus is an effort to deploy and coordinate roughly 5,000 small radiotelescopes around the world, in an all-sky survey for microwave signals of possible intelligent extra-terrestrial origin. (The name was used for a fictional search by the late Carl Sagan in his 1985 novel Contact, and even earlier by our Advisory Committee member Sir Arthur C. Clarke in his novel Imperial Earth.) When fully operational, the real Project Argus will provide the first ever continuous monitoring of the entire sky, in all directions in real time.
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 http://www.setileague.org/, 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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