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SETI: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

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

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SETI

Pentagon releases declassified UAP (UFO) videos

Fermi Paradox anyone? On May 16, 2021 the television show 60 Minutes ran a segment on recently declassified videos taken by US military pilots of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, or UAP. UAP is an acronym some in the scientific, government and

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Amateur Astronomy

An Introduction to Amateur Astronomy and Telescopes

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

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Famous Astronomers

Astronomy’s Great Astronomers

Throughout the centuries, a number of famous astronomers have made great contributions to the science of astronomy. Without the efforts of such great astronomers as Ptolemy, Galileo and Isaac Newton, we would not know nearly as much about the planets

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Amateur Astronomy

Amateur Astronomy Associations and Publications

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.

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Astronomy Equipment

Astrophotography

Astrophotography is a specific area of photography that focuses on astronomical entities as its subjects. Anything from stars to planets to entire galaxies can be the subject of astrophotography. However, because astrophotography is defined by its use of extremely far

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Allen Telescope Array

Allen Telescope Array Advances SETI Research

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

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SERENDIP

SERENDIP: Searching for Intelligent Life in Outer Space

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

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Amateur Astronomy

SETI@Home Enlists Volunteers in Searching The Universe

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

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Amateur Astronomy

Telescopes and Cameras for Astrophotography

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

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Amateur Astronomy

Astronomy as a Hobby for Adults and Kids

At any age or skill level, astronomy can be a fascinating hobby that gives you a greater understanding of the world and universe in which we live. However, before you can get started as an amateur astronomer, you will need

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Amateur Astronomy

Handheld Viewing Devices and Space Telescopes

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.

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Amateur Astronomy

Astronomy Software and Freeware Downloads

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

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