LITTLE FERRY, NJ.., January 3, 1998 -- As part of its educational and scientific mission, the nonprofit SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) League endeavors to provide the world's print and broadcast media with reliable information about the scientific search for life in space. This Release is being sent to journalists worldwide, to acquaint you with our services and resources.
The SETI League is a grass-roots, membership-supported amateur science group with over 700 members in 40 countries on six continents. We maintain an extensive Internet presence on the World Wide Web, at http://www.setileague.org/. This site consists of over 1000 documents, totaling more than 32 MBytes of data, and touches on every aspect of the search for life in space. With links to virtually all the world's major radio telescopes and other radio astronomy projects, the SETI League website is your jumping-off point for any research you care to do on SETI or its related disciplines. At http://www.setileague.org/press/presskit.htm you will find our on-line Press Kit, containing all our past press releases, editorials, newsletter issues, and an image gallery of hundreds of downloadable photos for your use. Note especially the General Information section, its dozen one-page backgrounders dealing succinctly with the key issues and concepts of SETI.
The SETI League's executive director, Dr. H. Paul Shuch, is our official spokesman and press contact. Modestly photogenic and arguably articulate, Paul has done hundreds of print and broadcast media interviews, and can probably answer any questions you have about the amateur Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. Because of his extensive travel schedule, Dr. Shuch may at times be difficult to reach by telephone. We recommend that you coordinate with him via email, at drseti_at_setileague_dot_org.
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 http://www.setileague.org/, 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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