archive: Re: SETI Gravitational Lenses for Interstellar Communication

Re: SETI Gravitational Lenses for Interstellar Communication

Dr. H. Paul Shuch ( (no email) )
Mon, 24 May 1999 18:48:42 -0400

At 05:44 PM 5/24/99 -0400, Gerry Cavan wrote:

> It would sure help my 10 ft. dish , if it would pass through the focal
point
>of some gravitational lens at the right time.

It would help a radio telescope of any size, Gerry. In fact, one of the
prevailing theories about the 1977 Ohio State University "Wow!" signal is
that it might have been a grav lens event. If so, that would surely
explain why all of the follow-up observations turned up nothing from that
direction.
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