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Dec 9 2015 - 1:36am

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SAN FRANCISCO – The anomalous star KIC 8462852 has baffled astronomers with its erratic dimming, causing some to speculate that it’s orbited by a massive structure built by an extraterrestrial civilization. To help evaluate that possibility, scientists searched for brief laser pulses from the distant star, but found none, as reported in a paper submitted to TheAstrophysical Journal Letters, available at http://arxiv.org/abs/1512.02388 .

Nov 16 2015 - 3:50am

By Marlin (Ben) Schuetz, Director of Boquete Optical SETI Observatory

Hello and greetings from the Boquete, Panama Optical SETI Observatory. I will be doing frequent blog posts about Optical SETI in general, this observatory, the upgrades, problems, solutions, and observations. This is a special year here considering the recent upgrade from a 14” Cassegrain to a 20” Newtonian telescope. It is also a special year due to the advent of METI International and the growing potential for this type of activity.