The COSETI Observatory
- The aim of this first overview presentation is to assist others in writing about, teaching, otherwise promoting Optical SETI concepts, and constructing their own observatories.
- Detailed information on any topic may be obtained by browsing www.coseti.org .
Continuous wave beacon Optical SETI in the infrared was first suggested in 1961 by Nobel Laureate, Professor Charles H. Townes, inventor of the Maser. Pulsed beacon Optical SETI was first proposed by Dr. Monte Ross, noted photonics pioneer, a few years later. Monte Ross is presently in the process of setting up the Laser Museum Space Signal Observatory (LSSO) described later in this presentation.