The Planetary Society/Harvard University
Optical SETI Appeal
See note at foot of page
Actually, this appeal letter was not addressed to me but to the COSETI Coordinator, Larry Klaes. As a Planetary Society member I normally received
these appeals. I wonder why I didn't get one this time! I remember when
I received the appeal letter for the Harvard BETA project.
I declined to make a donation after some consideration, because of my strong belief that
subdividing the RF spectrum into smaller and smaller bins (bandwidths) was going in the
wrong direction, and what we should be doing instead was to move up to the optical
spectrum and increase bin widths. This point was made in the Preface to the six-part 1992 EJASA article on page 4.
October 10, 1998