Allen Telescope Array (ATA)
T he ATA, named for Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen, who donated some of the $12.5 million construction costs, is the world's largest observatory facility devoted substantially to the search for intelligent signals from space. It is located alongside the Hat Creek Observatory of the University of California, Berkeley, near Mount Lassen in northern California. The Array went into operation in 2007 and the first science results were announced in August 2009. In April 2011, observations were put on hold due to a shortage of funding.
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