archive: Re: SETI Gravitational Lenses for Interstellar Communication

Re: SETI Gravitational Lenses for Interstellar Communication

J.Ronald Smith ( (no email) )
Mon, 24 May 1999 13:38:49 -0500

Here is a link for a Gravitational Lens Simulation.
http://kerr.phys.utas.edu.au/~jlovell/simlens/

----- Original Message -----
From: Dr. H. Paul Shuch <n6tx@setileague.org>
To: <gcavan@execulink.com>; Larry Klaes <lklaes@bbn.com>; <seti@sni.net>
Cc: <rcf@setileague.org>
Sent: Monday, May 24, 1999 5:48 PM
Subject: Re: SETI Gravitational Lenses for Interstellar Communication

> 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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