Everything Worth Knowing About … Alien Contact

Searches Past and Present

1960 Astronomer Frank Drake performs a initial complicated SETI experiment, called Project Ozma (after a Wizard of Oz character). With an 85-foot radio telescope in Green Bank, W.Va., he looks during dual sunlike stars for signs of visitor technology.

1961 A tiny SETI discussion takes place in Green Bank, during that Drake presents what’s now called a Drake Equation, that scientists use to guess how many supernatural civilizations might exist in a galaxy.

1973 Ohio State University undertakes a SETI module with a Big Ear Observatory.

1979 The University of California, Berkeley, starts a permanent plan called SERENDIP — a Search for Extraterrestrial Radio from Nearby Developed Populations — during Hat Creek Observatory in Northern California.

1983 At Harvard University, astronomer Paul Horowitz launches Project Sentinel, regulating an 84-foot radio telescope.

1988 NASA endorses a SETI studies, and scientists start building a instruments they need to perform a search.

1992 NASA’s SETI project, now a High Resolution Microwave Survey (HRMS), turns paperwork and skeleton into a earthy plan during Goldstone Observatory in California and a Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico.

1993 Just a year after a start, HRMS ends when Congress cancels a funding.

1995 The private SETI Institute raises munificent supports and starts Project Phoenix, a reincarnated chronicle of HRMS.

1995 Horowitz continues his SETI work during Harvard with a Billion-Channel Extraterrestrial Assay (BETA).

1999 Berkeley launches a citizen scholarship plan SETI@home, that lets your computer, in a downtime, drop into SERENDIP data.

2005 The SETI Institute starts building a telescope dedicated to searches for aliens.

2015 METI (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence) International starts an visual SETI module during a Boquete Observatory in Panama.

2016 The $100 million Breakthrough Listen project, sponsored by Russian lord Yuri Milner, starts a 10-year hunt that includes both radio and visual strategies.

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