The Allen Telescope Array of 42 radio telescopes in northern California is used to search for signs of intelligent life in the universe — and it will continue that work after private donors including Foster raised enough money to keep them going, according to The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute website.
SETI says it has received more than the necessary $200,000 that it sought.
The array was originally a joint project between the SETI Institute and the UC Berkeley Astronomy Laboratory, which pulled out earlier this year because of the loss of National Science Foundation grants and state budget cuts.
Senior SETI Institute astronomer Seth Shostak said he was gratified the money could be raised during these tough economic times. …