Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Public Donations Save SETI (for now)

Excellent news this week in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). The Allen Radio Telescope Array is going back online after a fundraising drive by the SETI Institute. The work, conducted in conjunction with UC Berkeley, was funded by the National Science Foundation and the state of California. Those funds were cut, forcing SETI researchers to ask for help from the public. They’ve raised more than $200,000 in donations so far and that’s enough to get the project up and running again. However, they’re hoping they may be able to fund the entire yearly budget with private donations. If you want to do your part to push forward the frontiers of science please consider a donation.

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