archive: SETI Re: [ASTRO] Encounter 2001 "Cosmic Call"

SETI Re: [ASTRO] Encounter 2001 "Cosmic Call"

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Tue, 22 Dec 1998 15:12:39 -0500

At 09:59 AM 12/22/1998 -1000, Brian Nestel wrote:
>>
>> >-----------------------------
>> >
>> >FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
>> >Interview opportunities available
>> >
>> >Media Contact: Susan Schonfeld 914-356-6089
>> >or 914-371-9684
>> >Alternative Contact: Chan Tysor 713-522-7282
>> >http://www.encounter2001.com/
>>
>> >FIRST TIME EVER OPPORTUNITY FOR THE WORLD-WIDE
>> >PUBLIC TO PARTICIPATE IN AN INTERSTELLAR SPACE
>> >MISSION AND "COSMIC CALL"
>> >
>> >Encounter 2001, LLC (Houston) and Energia, Ltd.
>> >(Alexandria, VA, the American office of Rocket
>> >Space Corporation Energia) will announce an
>> >historic agreement to transmit a series of
>> >interstellar radio messages on behalf of the
>> >participants in the Encounter 2001 Millennial
>> >Voyage.

>TOTAL IRRESPONSIBILITY! Just who gives these people
>permission to broadcast our location into space?
>Sending signals
>into space should be decided by the consensus of the
>population of the whole planet not by a small group
>of airheads.
>It's like leaving a ticking Nuclear weapon in a time
>capsule for future generations to open.
>

See this Web page from The SETI League:

http://www.setileague.org/press/pres9812.htm

Of course we have been broadcasting electromagnetic leakage
into the Milky Way galaxy for decades, so a few direct broadcasts
(and oh yes, we also did this to the Messier 13 globular star cluster
from Arecibo in 1974, and I suppose you can count the Pioneer
Plaques and Voyager Records sent in the 1970s) may not make
much of a difference.

Larry

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