SETI institute

13 March 2012, 17:43.

The mission of the SETI Institute is to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe.

We believe we are conducting the most profound search in human history — to know our beginnings and our place among the stars.

The SETI Institute is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific research, education and public outreach.

The Institute comprises 3 centers, the Center for SETI Research, the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe and the Center for Education and Public Outreach.

Founded in November 1984, the SETI Institute began operations on February 1, 1985. Today it employs over 150 scientists, educators and support staff. Research at the Institute is anchored by two centers. Dr. Jill Tarter leads the Center for SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Research as Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI.  Dr. David Morrison is the Director for the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe. Edna DeVore leads our Center for Education and Public Outreach.

Organization Status

The SETI Institute is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1984 (California Corporation #1261957). The Institute is a scientific and educational organization governed by the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, and the Institute’s Federal identification number for reporting and tax purposes is 94-2951356.

All contributions to the Institute will be used to further the goals described above and are deductible to the donor for both State and Federal income tax purposes.

Sponsorship

Institute projects have been sponsored by:

  • NASA Ames Research Center
  • NASA Headquarters
  • National Science Foundation
  • Department of Energy
  • US Geological Survey
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
  • International Astronomical Union
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • David & Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Paul G. Allen Foundation
  • Gordon and Betty Moore
  • Universities Space Research Association (USRA)
  • Pacific Science Center
  • Foundation for Microbiology
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Hewlett Packard Company
  • William and Rosemary Hewlett
  • Bernard M. Oliver
  • And many others

3 Responses to SETI institute

  1. They think they find alien life in 20 years or so right?

  2. SETI is doing a great job, Lets hope they will find a alien signal soon.

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