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1  © 2009 The SETI League, Inc. Background © Lynette Cook All Rights Reserved Project Argus Progress Report: t plus Thirteen Years and Holding H. Paul Shuch, Ph.D. Executive Director Emeritus The SETI League, Inc.

2  © 2009 The SETI League, Inc. Background © Lynette Cook All Rights Reserved NASA SETI: launched October 1992, canceled October 1993

3  © 2009 The SETI League, Inc. Background © Lynette Cook All Rights Reserved Complementary Search Strategies Targeted SearchTargeted Search – High directivity – 1000 sunlike stars All-Sky SurveyAll-Sky Survey – Broad sky coverage – Drift-scan mode

4  © 2009 The SETI League, Inc. Background © Lynette Cook All Rights Reserved Targeted Search resurrected by SETI Institute as Project Phoenix

5  © 2009 The SETI League, Inc. Background © Lynette Cook All Rights Reserved All-sky Survey recast by SETI League as Project Argus

6  © 2009 The SETI League, Inc. Background © Lynette Cook All Rights Reserved Backyard Radio Telescopes

7  © 2009 The SETI League, Inc. Background © Lynette Cook All Rights Reserved

8  © 2009 The SETI League, Inc. Background © Lynette Cook All Rights Reserved SystemBlockDiagram

9  © 2009 The SETI League, Inc. Background © Lynette Cook All Rights Reserved Project Argus Launched April 1996 (just five stations)

10  © 2009 The SETI League, Inc. Background © Lynette Cook All Rights Reserved SETI League Technical Manual

11  © 2009 The SETI League, Inc. Background © Lynette Cook All Rights Reserved

12  © 2009 The SETI League, Inc. Background © Lynette Cook All Rights Reserved

13  © 2009 The SETI League, Inc. Background © Lynette Cook All Rights Reserved By 2000, we had activated 100 stations (but, still far from our goal of 5000 stations and real-time, all-sky coverage)

14  © 2009 The SETI League, Inc. Background © Lynette Cook All Rights Reserved Today, only 144 stations (but in 27 countries on all seven continents!)

15  © 2009 The SETI League, Inc. Background © Lynette Cook All Rights Reserved Why the stagnation? Global economic downturn Global economic downturn Lack of turn-key systems Lack of turn-key systems Negative economies of scale Negative economies of scale No new ‘Contact’ films No new ‘Contact’ films Computers are easier Computers are easier

16  © 2009 The SETI League, Inc. Background © Lynette Cook All Rights Reserved DISCONTINUED

17  © 2009 The SETI League, Inc. Background © Lynette Cook All Rights Reserved DISCONTINUED

18  © 2009 The SETI League, Inc. Background © Lynette Cook All Rights Reserved DISCONTINUED

19  © 2009 The SETI League, Inc. Background © Lynette Cook All Rights Reserved Where do we go from here? Scale back expectations Scale back expectations Do more with less Do more with less Attract new constituencies Attract new constituencies Embrace new technologies Embrace new technologies Forego instant gratification Forego instant gratification

20  © 2009 The SETI League, Inc. Background © Lynette Cook All Rights Reserved How To Join Us +1 (800) TAU-SETI


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