SETI Institute

The SETI Institute is a non-profit corporation, based in Mountain View, California, which carries out SETI and also conducts research in various fields related to the study of life in the universe, including astronomy and planetary sciences, chemical evolution, the origin of life, biological evolution, and cultural evolution. The Institute's projects have been sponsored by NASA, JPL, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and others. The SETI Institute's search for extraterrestrial intelligence, Project Phoenix, is effectively a resurrection of NASA's High Resolution Microwave Survey which was dropped in 1993 following the removal of government funding for the program. In collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley, the SETI Institute has embarked on the construction of the Allen Telescope Array, the first large instrument to be primarily devoted to the search for intelligent signals.


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  • Tarter, Jill
  • Shostak, Seth
  • Billingham, John
  • Vakoch, Douglas