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SETI Scientists Release Songbook
For more information contact: Dr. H. Paul Shuch, Executive Director
(201) 641-1770, or email info_at_setileague_dot_org

For Immediate Release

LITTLE FERRY, NJ.., November 22, 1995 -- The non-profit SETI League, Inc., announces the release of a songbook honoring radioastronomy, its pioneers, and the scientific Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. Sing a Song of SETI contains the lyrics to 17 new songs by SETI League executive director Dr. H. Paul Shuch, sung to various popular and traditional melodies. The collection, which includes the award-winning SETI League Anthem, is being sold to raise funds for a recently privatized radio search of the heavens for signals of possible intelligent extra-terrestrial origin.

The SETI League Anthem last weekend received a second place award in the songwriting competition at Philcon, the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society's annual convention. "I've long been striving to strike a balance in my life between art and science," notes Shuch, a radioastronomer and engineering professor. "Apparently, other technical people share this dilemma." He has been singing SETI songs at astronomy meetings, ham radio gatherings and science fiction conventions for the past year, and has received numerous requests for copies of his songs.

Sing a Song of SETI is available for a tax-deductible $10 contribution to The SETI League, Inc., PO Box 555, Little Ferry NJ 07643. All songbook proceeds will go toward hardware development for Project Argus, an all-sky survey which will ultimately involve 5,000 amateur radiotelescopes deployed worldwide.

SETI scientists seek to determine through microwave and optical measurements 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 electromagnetic Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.

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