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Astronomers See SETI in a New Light

by J. Kelly Beatty, Senior Editor


Sky & Telescope, June 1999, p. 19.

There is a little story behind the article below, a version of which recently appeared on the Encyclopedia Britannica Web site.  On my way to work on February 18, 1999, I listened to Kelly Beatty speaking on National Public Radio (NPR) about the 69th anniversary of the discovery of Pluto.  I was thinking to myself that Mr. Beatty would surely shortly be contacting me for comments about the recent rise in interest in the optical approach to SETI.  I wondered if I would recognize his voice when he called.  Little did I realize then that Kelly would call much sooner than later, for when I got home from work that evening, I found a message from Kelly on my answering machine.  I returned his phone call the following morning, and the article below is partially a result of that conversation.  I conveyed to Kelly these comments and we both had a good laugh!

Dr. Stuart A. Kingsley
November 26, 1999

Kelly Beatty discusses Pluto on NPR Morning Edition, Thursday, February 18, 1999


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