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SETI@home is a scientific experiment 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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Download, install and run the BOINC software used by SETI@home. When prompted, select SETI@home from the list of projects.

Have questions or need help? Contact a volunteer using BOINC online help.

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Keep your computer busy when SETI@home has no work - participate in other BOINC-based projects.

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Weekly Outage and Initial Catch Up
Every Tuesday morning (Pacific time) we begin a four hour data distribution outage for database and systems maintenance. The upload/download servers will be offline during this time. Afterwards you may experience connectivity issues for several more hours as the servers catch up with demand. 27 Jun 2015, 19:17:23 UTC

Matt Lebofsky on hacking your job, and managing SETI data
Developer Matt Lebofsky is key to keeping SETI@home software & databases running. Check out our latest video profile of one of the guys who sends you your work units.
6 Jul 2015, 18:29:25 UTC · Comment

Questions and Answers
We put out a call on Twitter and Facebook for questions for our scientists and engineers. We picked seven of the submissions and had our team give short answers.

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23 Jun 2015, 21:51:52 UTC · Comment

Eric Korpela on UFOs and Conspiracy Theories
Berkeley SETI Research Center Project Scientist Eric Korpela talks about giant red aliens, sky queens, and what we'll do when we make contact. Check out our latest video profile at 12 Jun 2015, 18:20:35 UTC · Comment

The challenges of funding SETI
Getting a steady stream of funding for SETI research is a challenge, as BSRC Director Andrew Siemion explains in this short video. 3 Jun 2015, 18:00:56 UTC · Comment

Check out SETI@AndalucĂ­a, a new Spanish-language web site about SETI and SETI@home. 21 May 2015, 17:55:05 UTC · Comment

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