grandpa - 10:04 pm on Apr 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (Seti) Institute has announced that due to funding cuts, the Allen Telescope Array (ATA) in California has been mothballed.
The telescopes, at the Hat Creek Radio Observatory north of San Francisco, California, have a number of science goals, including searching for radio signals from intelligent life in the Universe.
I don't know what any of the other goals of this array might have been, but the search for signals from home will be missed.
Although the ATA isnít the only radio telescope facility which is capable of searching for alien life, itís the only one dedicated almost wholly to the task.