UK astronomers plan to join search for alien intelligence
A network of radio telescopes across the country would listen for the alien equivalent of Hancock’s Half Hour
British astronomers have drawn up plans to scour the heavens for signs of alien life using a network of telescopes that can detect broadcasts from other planets.
Seven major telescopes across the country would gather data for the project and send information over hundreds of kilometres of fibre-optic cables to analysts at Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire.
The plans would establish Britain as the second largest centre for alien hunting in the world after the US, which has a number of projects dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (Seti).