Members of the Big Sky Astronomical Society can borrow telescopes, astronomy books, astronomy videos, and even astronomy software. They also enjoy an annual barbecue and can gain access to a fine observatory located under a dark sky. There is even a special Members Only section of this website that has an assortment of videos and eBooks. In addition, this online Members Only area also contains some important documents, such as instruction manuals for our telescopes, magazine articles, star maps, fact sheets, and data tables.
SETI is an acronym for the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. The search is conducted by carefully analyzing radio signals from deep space in order to determine if they show any signs of extra terrestrial intelligence. The radio telescopes that are used to collect the radio signals gather so much data that the researchers need help analyzing it all and so the SETI@home project was launched on May 17, 1999.
Please join our SETI@home Team. You do not have to be a member of the Big Sky Astronomical Society in order to join our team. To participate in SETI@home you will need to download, install, and run the BOINC software. You will then have to connect to the SETI@home project. Upon completing these tasks, the final step is to join our team. We look forward to having you on our team!
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