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Worden, Ekers, Siemion, Werthimer, MacMahon, Price (Breakthrough Foundation)

Breakthrough Listen at Parkes

The Australia Telescope National Facility Colloquium
10:00-12:40 Wed 02 Mar 2016

Marsfield Lecture Theatre


The Breakthrough Foundation and Yuri Milner have entered into an agreement with CSIRO to use the Parkes Telescope to Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence (SETI). The Breakthrough Listen program will be allocated 25% of Parkes observing time for five years from October 2016 (see

CSIRO in collaboration with the Breakthrough foundation and UC Berkeley is presenting a special colloquium
in the Marsfield Lecture Theatre on Wednesday, 2nd March 2016 at 10:30 AEDT.

10:30 Lewis Ball --- Introduction
10:35 Pete Worden --- Breakthrough Prize and Breakthrough Initiatives
10:50 Ron Ekers --- SETI strategies
11:15 Andrew Siemion --- Breakthrough Listen, scope, observing plans
11:40 Dan Werthimer --- Public data and open-source SETI instrumentation
12:05 David MacMahon --- Hardware installation at Parkes, instrumentation plans, tech specs
12:25 Danny Price --- Real-time DSP for SETI observations

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