Ohio SETI Program

The Ohio SETI Program is the longest-running SETI program conducted so far. It began on December 7, 1973, using the Big Ear of Ohio State University Radio Observatory, and ended in 1998 with the demolition of that instrument. It was initiated following a suggestion made by Robert Dixon to the Observatory Director, John Kraus. A number of candidate signals were detected but never confirmed during the course of the Program, including the now-famous Wow! signal.