Ask Dr. SETI ®
by H. Paul Shuch
Since the collapse of the famed Arecibo Radio Telescope on 1 December 2020, much work has been going on behind the scenes to envision a future for this landmark facility. This month, an alliance of more than 50 prominent radio astronomers has released a 96 page White Paper to be presented to the National Science Foundation, proposing the funding and construction of what they are calling the Next Generation Arecibo Telescope (NGAT). They are now appealing to the general public to sign on in support of that proposal. Here is an excerpt from their appeal:
The Arecibo Observatory has been a beacon to the world producing revolutionary science and innovation for more than 50 years.
I have already indicated my personal support for this ambitious undertaking, and encourage all SETI League members and SETI enthusiasts to read the entire proposal here, and then consider supporting this landmark effort.
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this page last updated 6 February 2021
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