Marlin (Ben) Schuetz, Director of Boquete Optical SETI Observatory
Development work at the Boquete Observatory has always been a high priority. It is the principal activity during the rainy season when good observing nights are few in number. When gains have been made the efforts always began with a broadened viewpoint. During the past year or so, and in close collaboration with Bruce Howard (Owl Observatory in Michigan), our two observatories have made significant improvements in methods and practices for SETI searches.