D'ou venons-nous? Que sommes-nous? Ou allons-nous?
Shin-ya Narusawa, Ph D. (Senior Researcher of Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory, University of Hyogo)
with Dr. Claudio Maccone (Chair of IAA SETI Permanent Committee, left) and Dr. SETI = H.Paul Shuch (Vice-Chair).
with Dr. Frank Drake at the Astrobiology Science Conference (Apr. 29, 2010, Houston)
Project Dorothy (the 50th anniversary of project OZMA, Worldwide Joint SETI Observation)
Japanese first optical SETI observations with the largest telescope in Japan
(2005 - 2009)
The multisite and multifrequency Simultaneous SETI observation in Japan (Nov. 11 and 12. 2009).
We reported this project at the Astrobiology Science Conference (Apr. 2010, Houston)
SETI Workshop in Japan
Nov. 3 and 4, 2007 at Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory.
This is the largest SETI workshop in Japan.
About 80 persons (astronomers, biologists, engineers and media) attended this workshop. There were meaningful presentations about extra-planets, astrobiology, observational implements/reports, signal analysis and education.
If SETI observers had detected a candidate signal, then they would have observed the post detection SETI protocol of IAA (International Academy of Astronautics. The 2nd clause of this protocol notes that gthe discoverer should inform his/her or its relevant national authorities.h Therefore, we discussed who or what the grelevant national authorities in Japanh would be at this workshop.
Banto Yamagata (1748 - 1821) is the first Japanese suggested the existence of ETIs.
He said "there are plants, insects, fishes, animals and humans in other planets" in his book "Yumeno-shiro"(1820).
The SETI drawn by my daughter.
left to right, ETI, radio signal, dish antenna, observatory and the Sun.
She knows that astronomers can carry out the radio observation even in the daytime.
Narusawa SETI (in Japanese)
Nishi-Harima Astronomical Observatory, University of Hyogo (in English)