The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence has received a sizeable donation to upgrade its antennas.
It wasn't long ago that SETI's days appeared to be numbered due to a lack of funding, but now thanks to an increase in donations and support things seem to be going a lot better. The $3.5 million donation was given by chief Franklin Antonio of San Diego-based Qualcomm and will be used to help double the sensitivity of the antenna feed from the 350 strong Allen Telescope Array. SETI is also looking to go one step further and solicit a further $1M in a new fund raising campaign.
"Donations will help support our scientists to make a difference in the world," said SETI co-founder Jill Tarter. "People who value creativity, education and technology support SETI Institute’s mission."
"A co-founder and chief scientist of San Diego-based Qualcomm donated $3."
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Source: Fox 5 San Diego
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