LaserSETI Updates

Racing for Life: K2-18b

1 week ago
[TL;DR: exciting astrobiology news at bottom] One of the things that’s so great about the era of science that we’re living through, is the steady pace of amazing discoveries–almost to the point that they’re predictable. Exoplanets, the Higgs boson, the age of the universe, gravitational waves, and many others were foreseen and experienced regular progress […]

Maintenance Week

3 weeks 4 days ago
We didn’t get as much time on the sky this week than normal, as we had work going on at both observatories, RFO and IfA. One was planned, the other not so much. At IfA, our maintenance was unplanned. IFA2’s sunshade stopped working, which is scary because the sunshade protects from the Sun potentially damaging […]

IfA Maui Back Online

1 month 2 weeks ago
If you’ve been reading the news recently, it won’t surprise you to hear that our instruments on the summit of Haleakala, Maui, have been offline for the past couple days. The good news is they came back online this afternoon, and seem to be in great shape. In fact, I would assess-timate the high winds […]

Maintaining Trouble

2 months 1 week ago
The hard drive in RFO2 has given us trouble before. A year ago, we swapped out the disk, the enclosure, and even the computer itself. For a while, it was smooth sailing, but then started acting up again. So, after replacing the disk and enclosure again, we tried the power and data cables. That was […]
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