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SETI@home is a scientific experiment, based at UC Berkeley, that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.

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Interview with Green Bank scientist Ryan Lynch
Ryan Lynch works on pulsar research at the Green Bank Observatory. In this video, we sat down with Ryan to chat about how to paint the world's largest steerable radio telescope, and what modern convenience he misses most while living in the middle of the National Radio Quiet Zone.

https://youtu.be/fF9JaLyWuUI

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13 Jul 2017, 21:17:39 UTC · Discuss


A 3D tour of the Green Bank Telescope.
We took a GoPro Omni 360 VR camera up to the top of the Green Bank Telescope, the largest steerable radio telescope in the world. Join us on Part 1 of our journey, as we check out the telescope wheels that each carry more than a million pounds of weight, and learn about the 2004 individually controllable panels that make up the surface of the dish, which is larger than a football stadium.
28 Jun 2017, 18:24:15 UTC · Discuss


Help us improve RFI removal and scoring
The SETI@home back end is getting closer to completion.


  • Our algorithms for removing RFI and finding repeated signals work fairly well.
  • We can inject "birdies" (synthetic signals) to measure how well they're working.
  • We've developed tools for browsing, drilling down, and visualizing signals and candidates.


At this point we need to manually scan lots of results, looking for cases where our algorithms don't seem to be working perfectly. If you like, you can help us with this.
10 Jun 2017, 23:29:55 UTC · Discuss


Jodrell Bank to partner with Breakthrough Initiatives
At Berkeley SETI Research Center, we've long been friends and collaborators with Professor Michael Garrett and the team at Jodrell Bank. We're delighted to continue our collaboration as the Breakthrough Initiatives announce a formal partnership with Jodrell in the search for intelligent life beyond Earth: https://breakthroughinitiatives.org/News/11

Although this partnership doesn't involve data from telescopes at Jodrell flowing to SETI@home (at least at the present time), the sharing of data, algorithms, and strategies will benefit the science programs at Berkeley and Jodrell, as well as at other telescopes involved in Breakthrough Listen and in SETI in general. You can seen an interview with Mike, recorded a few weeks back, at https://youtu.be/ZRMiuCFACCw, and take a 3D tour of the Lovell telescope and control room at Jodrell at https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=B8UZb1joxsG.

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31 May 2017, 22:46:20 UTC · Discuss


Engadget article on SETI
Engadget has published an article on SETI which includes discussion of Breakthrough Listen and SETI@home.
28 May 2017, 18:10:59 UTC · Discuss


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SETI@home and Astropulse are funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA, and donations from SETI@home volunteers. AstroPulse is funded in part by the NSF through grant AST-0307956.