The COSETI Observatory
The promotion of Optical SETI is a dual-track approach.
- The basic aim is to redress the imbalance between the amount of research effort devoted to Microwave & Optical SETI. Optical SETI has up to now been the poor step-sister of Microwave SETI.
- Professional Optical SETI.
- Large telescopes for detecting laser beacon signals and main data channel with sophisticated signal processing.
- Very expensive.
- Amateur Optical SETI.
- Small telescopes for detecting laser beacon signals only with simple signal processing.
- Relatively inexpensive.