Vice Magazine article about Arecibo Closure
Vice Magazine has posted an article about the potential closure of the Arecibo observatory.
10 Jul 2016, 17:14:19 UTC
Breakthrough Listen: Expanding the Search for Life Beyond Earth
BSRC's Dr. Steve Croft recently gave a one-hour public talk about how we find planets around other stars, the search for life beyond Earth, and the new Breakthrough Listen project. Watch the video at https://youtu.be/LJaQi8XYzRU
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7 Jul 2016, 19:07:01 UTC
SETI researcher Stéphane Dumas has passed away
We are sad to hear that our friend and colleague Stéphane Dumas passed away this week. Here is a video of his recent SETItalks talk.
10 Jun 2016, 23:00:25 UTC
Arecibo still threatened with closure.
Recently the NSF announced its intent to start the process which could lead to the partial shutdown, mothballing, or complete disassebly of the Arecibo Observatory. As most of you know, this is not a new discussion in the scientific community. Several years ago we had asked you write letters to Congress in hopes of averting this fate.
A petition has been started on whitehouse.gov to ask the President to ensure it is funded. I'm pessimistic about the chances that it will change anything, as the President cannot change Congressional budget priorities, and only has limited ability to move money between NSF programs. However, bringing attention to the issues of science funding in this country cannot hurt.
9 Jun 2016, 23:15:35 UTC
Berkeley SETI Research Center scientists profiled by Air and Space magazine
BSRC's Dan Werthimer describes how our capabilities have improved by a factor of a trillion since the search began. http://www.airspacemag.com/space/new-seti-search-180959126/?no-ist
25 May 2016, 21:29:11 UTC
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