The Foundation is pleased to announce the unveiling of its project to build the largest telescope on Earth, run by science classes around the world.
The ERGO Energetic Ray Global Observatory has the goal of placing at least a thousand detectors in classrooms around the world in a collaborative research project run by students to look for patterns—and possibly signals—in high-energy cosmic rays arriving at Earth. The project was conceived by the Foundation in response to the TED Wish by Jill Tarter, Director of the Center for SETI Research:
The Foundation believes that young students can be inspired by doing real scientific research and exploration. The ERGO project involves such areas as astrophysics, nuclear physics, astronomy, electronics, mathematics, cosmology, SETI, and the scientific method of research.
To check on the status of the ERGO Array, click on the following link: www.ergotelescope.org/marc/eventmap.asp. (During this time of software development the system is sometimes down for maintenance, so check back if you see no activity.)