Wikipedia: Laser SETI (needs updating and correcting)

The below is a not anywhere close to being an exhaustive or authoritative list, but hopefully gives a broad range of useful perspectives.



Haleakala Installation


Ferguson Installation


Crowdfunding Campaign


This is just a small selection of papers specifically relevant to LaserSETI. Please see Jill Tarter’s Technosearch Archive for a more general resource.

Despite the technical nature of these papers, everyone is encouraged to take a pass through them. They’re very well written and accessible, and any investment will reward the reader richly.

Public Talks

Not every talk has been recorded, unfortunately, but we hope those we do have will be an effective and enjoyable way to learn about LaserSETI and the science its designed to do. The list is in reverse chronological order, so it progresses from more focused on the instrument to the general science and approach.

Ferguson Observatory Speaker Series (2022)

Facebook Live (2019)

SETI Institute Colloquium Series (2016)

Breakthrough Discuss Announcement (2016)

Other Resources

We hope you’ll find these other resources useful and interesting:

  • – Open-access archive for millions of scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics
  • AMON – The Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network seeks to perform real-time correlation analysis of the high-energy signals across all known astronomical messengers: photons, neutrinos, cosmic rays, and gravitational waves
  • Assembly of the Order of the Octopus – Virtual conference for early-career researchers who work in, or would like to begin working in, the field of SETI
  • Centauri Dreams – Imagining and Planning Interstellar Exploration
  • PSETI – The Penn State Extraterrestrial Intelligence Center is dedicated to advancing the search for technosignatures
  • SETI Institute – Our mission is to explore, understand, and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe
  • Technosearch Archive – If you can find a SETI paper that isn’t in here, please submit it!
  • VASCO – The Vanishing and Appearing Sources over a Century of Observations project searches archival observations for evidence of transients