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A First: SETI League Releases Conference Proceedings on CD-ROM
For more information contact: Dr. H. Paul Shuch, Executive Director
(201) 641-1770, or email info_at_setileague_dot_org

Little Ferry, NJ.., 24 April, 2004 -- Following the success of its first European SETI Science and Technology Workshop, The SETI League, Inc., grassroots leader in the privatized Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, has released its first ever Conference Proceedings on CD-ROM. An interactive hypertext CD which is read with a computer and web browser software, Proceedings of EuroSETI04 contains 325 files, totaling 500 MBytes of papers, graphics, photos, software and songs presented at last month's meeting in Heppenheim, Germany.

"For the past three years," notes SETI League executive director H. Paul Shuch, who chaired EuroSETI04 and edited its Proceedings, "we have published and sold printed Proceedings books for our annual Technical Symposia. This practice is wasteful of trees, not to mention our nonprofit organization's limited printing and postage budget. It seems entirely appropriate for an organizaton that embraces electronic communications in its scientific mission to distribute its Conference Proceedings using the latest in digital technology."

Examples of the twenty papers presented at EuroSETI04 include "Test SETI During Transmission of Interstellar Radio Messages," by Dr. Alexander Zaitsev of the Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics of the Russian Academy of Sciences; "A New Amateur X-Ray Spectrometer," by Christian Monstein of ETH Zurich; "The Radio-Quiet Cone Above the Far Side of the Moon," by Dr. Claudio Maccone of Alespazio, Torino; and "Introduction to the Electromagnetic Spectrum," by SETI League executive director Dr. H. Paul Shuch. Though The SETI League is composed primarily of dedicated amateurs, the presentations were of the highest professional quality, as reflected in the contents of the Proceedings.

The Proceedings CD was distributed to those members who travelled from eight different countries to attend the recent European technical meeting. It can now be purchased by SETI enthusiasts and interested engineers, scientists, students, and educators worldwide from the group's website, at The CD sells for $15 US postpaid to US addresses, or $20 US postpaid anywhere else in the world. One need not be a SETI League member to order the Proceedings.

SETI scientists use a variety of scientific approaches to determine whether humankind is alone in the universe. Since Congress terminated NASA's SETI funding in 1993, The SETI League and other scientific groups have been attempting to privatize the research. Experimenters interested in participating in the search for intelligent alien life, or citizens wishing to help support it, should email to join_at_setileague_dot_org, check the SETI League Web site at, send a fax to +1 (201) 641-1771, or contact The SETI League, Inc. membership hotline at +1 (800) TAU-SETI. Be sure to provide us with a postal address to which we will mail further information. The SETI League, Inc. is a membership-supported, non-profit [501(c)(3)], educational and scientific corporation dedicated to the systematic Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.

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