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Next Meeting: Wednesday September 8th at 8:00pm on Zoom Interstellar Communication Roger O’Brien
Serious attempts have been made to detect messages from the stars. This, of course, presumes there are aliens out there, somewhere, and that some of them are sending signals that we might be able to pick up. As the publicity for almost every space mission, you or I or anyone else can think of includes the search for life, I think we may take some prejudice in this direction for granted. The listening projects have used radio technology. There have been more attempts to transit radio messages than I had realised. I shall concentrate on the Arecibo message for reasons that should become clear. It will come as no surprise to anyone that knows me, that I have my own views on all this so you have been warned! The big thing I want to tackle is the question of a suitable interstellar transmitter. I also have a suggestion for how we might go about sending a message and, so far as I know, this is original. While talking about all this, I’ll allude to the question “Do they know about us?” (if they exist of course).
After six decades, Roger O’Brien is still an amateur astronomer. Whilst working for 26 years in a bank in the City, he “survived” to earn a BSc in Astronomy and began teaching. One course was held at the Sele School and it was students from that course, who founded the Hertford Astronomy Group. He says that one of his proudest moments was to be elected President of HAG.
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Topic: Interstellar Communication Time: Sep 8, 2021 08:00 London - Doors open at 19:30 Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93319099694?pwd=L3ZqYmZlRUg4L1diZnQ3Ni90RHlTZz09 Meeting ID: 933 1909 9694 Passcode: 644143
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Next Meeting: Wednesday September 8th at 8:00pm on Zoom Interstellar Communication Roger O’Brien
Serious attempts have been made to detect messages from the stars. This, of course, presumes there are aliens out there, somewhere, and that some of them are sending signals that we might be able to pick up. As the publicity for almost every space mission, you or I or anyone else can think of includes the search for life, I think we may take some prejudice in this direction for granted. The listening projects have used radio technology. There have been more attempts to transit radio messages than I had realised. I shall concentrate on the Arecibo message for reasons that should become clear. It will come as no surprise to anyone that knows me, that I have my own views on all this so you have been warned! The big thing I want to tackle is the question of a suitable interstellar transmitter. I also have a suggestion for how we might go about sending a message and, so far as I know, this is original. While talking about all this, I’ll allude to the question “Do they know about us?” (if they exist of course).
After six decades, Roger O’Brien is still an amateur astronomer. Whilst working for 26 years in a bank in the City, he “survived” to earn a BSc in Astronomy and began teaching. One course was held at the Sele School and it was students from that course, who founded the Hertford Astronomy Group. He says that one of his proudest moments was to be elected President of HAG.
Topic: Interstellar Communication Time: Sep 8, 2021 08:00 London - Doors open at 19:30 Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93319099694?pwd=L3ZqYmZlRUg4L1diZnQ3 Ni90RHlTZz09 Meeting ID: 933 1909 9694 Passcode: 644143
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