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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX050 (1995)

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Special Bulletin 50  ARLX050
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  September 12, 1995
To all radio amateurs 
 
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ARLX050 Sky search gets name
 
A name and starting date have been chosen for a radio astronomy
project that aims to involve large numbers of radio amateurs.
 
The SETI League has chosen ''Project Argus'' as the name for its
upcoming search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).  The SETI
League hopes eventually to involve 5000 amateurs worldwide in
scanning the sky.  Earth Day, April 21, 1996, is the target date for
beginning the project.
 
The name Argus was chosen in 1971 at Stanford University for a
proposed ultimate SETI receiver that was never funded.  Argus was a
mythological figure with 100 eyes that could look in all directions
at once.
 
Dr Robert Dixon, W8ERD, a SETI League advisor and assistant director
of the Ohio State University Radio Observatory, hopes to share
technology with the SETI League, according to SETI League Executive
Director Paul Shuch, N6TX.
 
More information on amateurs' role in radio astronomy was in August
1995 QST, page 37.
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