archive: Re: SETI Another Argus Project?

Re: SETI Another Argus Project?

Larry Klaes ( )
Thu, 27 May 1999 15:43:10 -0400

I could not find the news item in S&T's News
Archive, either:

But yes, The SETI Institute and OSU have both named
their projects Argus, independent of The SETI League,
after the Greek god with 100 eyes, only half of which
he ever closed even while sleeping.

Argus was also the name of the SETI projects in both
Carl Sagan's 1985 novel and 1997 film versions of Contact
and Arthur C. Clarke's 1976 science fiction novel,
Imperial Earth.

For more details on the real other Argus':


At 12:23 PM 05/27/1999 -0700, John Bush wrote:

>Too Many Projects, Too Few Greek Gods
>The July '99 Sky and Telescope has an article on the SETI Institute / Univ
>of CA One Hectare Telescope in 'News Notes', titled "Giant SETI Radio
>Telescope Planned". Towards the article's end there is description of
>another SETI Institute project. It reads in part:
> 'The SETI Institute is also funding an effort at Ohio State University to
>push antenna-array technology one step further. Under the name of Project
>Argus, Robert Ellison and Steve Ellington are designing a fully "steerable"
>radio telescope with no moving parts...'
>I couldn't find this news item at S&T's www site
>Perhaps someone with sharper eyes can find it online. Otherwise you can read
>the full article on page 22 of the July issue.
>Did S&T get this right? Is the SETI Institute really naming their
>antenna-array project at OSU Project Argus? Or are they just one of the 70+
>SETI_League Argus stations?
> __jeb