Welcome to About SETI
The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence in the Observable Universe
For hundreds of years, people have wondered if there is life on other planets. Are humans on Earth alone in the universe, or could there be others out in space? Until recently, humans could only speculate about the existence of
Amateur astronomers are those who don’t have any formal astronomy training, who practice astronomy as a hobby and who don’t rely on their astronomy practices for income. Observing, photographing and generally enjoying the stars, planets and other heavenly bodies are all part
Amateur astronomy associations and publications exist all over the world and serve as ways for amateur astronomers to share their interests and findings with others. Local, state and even national organizations for amateur astronomy have popped up over the years.
The Allen Telescope Array (ATA) is a multi-unit collaboration between the Radio Astronomy Laboratory (RAL) and the SETI Institute at University of California, Berkeley. It is one of the newest tools for SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) research because it can scan
The Search for Extraterrestrial Radio Emissions from Nearby Developed Intelligent Populations (SERENDIP) is a SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) research program based at UC Berkeley. The SERENDIP project, through the use of a spectrum analyzer, collects data that researchers hope will one
SETI@home, sometimes referred to as SETI at Home or Project SETI, is a project that makes an ingenious use of individual computers and the Internet to analyze data from outer space. Conceived at UC Berkeley, SETI@home integrates millions of personal
Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe. It is, as you might imagine, a staggeringly broad field. Astrobiologists scour our solar system for habitable environments and search for habitable planets outside
Is there intelligent life out there? If so, where and what is it? These were the questions asked by renowned atomic physicist, Enrico Fermi, a few years after World War II. Fermi, one of the scientists who took part in
Astrophotography was once limited to experienced photographers with expensive, complicated telescopes and cameras. However, less expensive technology and advances in photography techniques have made astrophotography accessible to amateur astronomers. Astrophotography PicturesTaking astrophotography pictures requires the use of different techniques, depending
You don’t need a full-sized Celestron telescope to practice amateur astronomy and astrophotography. A number of manufacturers are now making various viewing devices that are portable and easy to use, although they may lack the power of a space telescope.
Astronomy software covers a wide range of educational programs and applications to make sky gazing easier and more successful. In addition to buying astronomy software, you can also make use of freeware programs available online for the computer-savvy astronomer. Astronomy