archive: Volcor: SETI Petition

Volcor: SETI Petition

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Wed, 12 May 1999 09:27:11 -0400

>Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 14:40:08 +0200
>From: Elisabeth Piotelat <piotelat@cc.in2p3.fr>
>Organization: IN2P3
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>To: volcor <volcor@seti1.setileague.org>
>Subject: Volcor: Petition
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>
>Dear Volcors,
>
>Sebastien, a young student (18 years old) sent me a petition last week.
>
>
>If you understand french, you can read it here:

> http://www.chez.com/telescope/seti/petition.html
>
>He read an article about the Big Ear antenna, and found it unbelievable
that a scientific place could be tranformed in leasure for rich people.
http://www.bigear.org
>
>He wants the french governement to give money to the Nancay
radiotelescope, in order to have here a system to listen to thousand
channels in the same times.

>Therefore, he asks people to send him some words, some signatures. He will
gather it and send them to our Minister for Education and Research.
>
>
>I was very happy to see so much enthousiasm coming from someone that is
not really implicated in SETI. I forwarded it to astronomers that work in
Nancay (Biraud, van Driel) but got no feedback.
>
>I put this petition on my web site 2 days ago.

>Few hours later, I found it in other web sites and in the french astronomy
newsgroup. He seems not to be the only one to have such dreams :-)
>
>
>Regards,
>
>Elisabeth piotelat@cc.in2p3.fr

>http://www.chez.com/telescope/
>