Exciting news: A major new site expansion at Lick Observatory is on the horizon

PANOSETI, or “Panoramic SETI or Pulse All-sky Near Infrared Optical SETI ” is an exciting and innovative project in the field of astronomy and the search for extraterrestrial life. It combines several cutting-edge technologies and scientific objectives to advance our understanding of the cosmos and the potential for alien life. Lick Observatory’s positioning in the […]

PEAS is on its way to begin testing at Lick Observatory

The Planet as Exoplanet Analog Spectrograph (PEAS), is led by Emily Martin, a UCSC Postdoctoral Fellow as well as a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. Martin developed the novel instrument, which takes the light from a planet such as Jupiter and effectively turns it into a point source for spectroscopic analysis. This method will help […]

Innovative Telescopes Set to Detect New Phenomena, Signals from Deep Space

Two, first-of-a-kind telescopes poised to collectively image the entire observable sky in the current search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) are now installed in the Astrograph Dome at Lick Observatory. These novel devices, part of a planned collection of large lenses, could help researchers on project Panoramic SETI (PANOSETI) discover new astronomical phenomena or signals from […]