archive: RE: SETI Seti- Star Trek - destination planet is Omicron Seti 3 hehe

RE: SETI Seti- Star Trek - destination planet is Omicron Seti 3 hehe

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@zoomtel.com )
Mon, 5 Oct 1998 10:30:27 -0400

No, this Ceti refers to the constellation Cetus the Whale. SETI did
not come into use until the late 1970s. Before that it was called
CETI, Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence. See the
1973 MIT publication of that title, edited by Carl Sagan.

Larry

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From: MarcusJohn@aol.com
Sent: Friday, October 02, 1998 7:53 PM
To: seti@sni.net
Subject: SETI Seti- Star Trek - destination planet is Omicron Seti 3 hehe

Just thought that was a nice planetary name. Possible a recognition from Gene
Roddenberry of the Seti program circa 1968 or so.

John Marcus
KE3SW