The world's best astrobiologists and SETI scientists work at the SETI Institute. The SETI Institute is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific research, education and public outreach. SETI is the acronym for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.
The Institute comprises three centers, the Center for SETI Research, the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe and the Center for Education and Public Outreach.
Founded in November 1984, the SETI Institute began operations on February 1, 1985. Today it employs over 120 scientists, educators and support staff. Research at the Institute is anchored by three centers.
The Institute welcomes support from private foundations or other groups/individuals interested in SETI. Each funded effort (135 separate multi-year projects funded since 1984) is supervised by a principal investigator who is responsible to the Board of Trustees for the conduct of the activity.more » « less