Trip to the Allen Telescope Array – June 7, 2012

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This week I worked at the Allen Telescope Array (the ATA). The SETI Institute uses the ATA to search the heavens for any signs of life in the galaxy that may be transmitting radio signals.

Today was a sunny morning and a cloudy afternoon. The temperature was a bit cool for this time of year. I took some pictures that may be of interest.

One of the 42 dish antennas

One of the 42 dish antennas

Arriving at the ATA

Arriving at the ATA

 

Mount Lassen

Mount Lassen Still has a lot of snow. This picture was taken while standing in the center of the ATA.

 

ATA Moon

The morning was sunny and clear. See the moon in the sky.

 

Cloudy Afternoon

The afternoon was cloudy - but it did not rain.

More Antennas

More Antennas

 

Tiny Flowers

Tiny flowers were everywhere if you looked close enough. This one was about 2cm in diameter

 

Yellow flowers

Yellow flowers among the rocks

 

The Signal Processing Room

The Signal Processing Room

 

For more information about the Allen Telescope Array and SETI observations:

SETI observing status and schedule

The ATA

SetiQuest.org

 

 

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