The Columbus Optical SETI Observatory

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) in the Optical Spectrum

The world's first Optical SETI web site, now in its 17th year




The place to go to research the history of OSETI over the past 50+ years



I moved back to the United Kingdom on January 24, 2008, after 26 years in the USA,  The Columbus Optical SETI Observatory has effectively moved to Bournemouth, England.  However, this web site will continue and visitors are encourage to go to to follow progress of future Optical SETI activity in the United Kingdom, as  I expect to ramp up interest in Optical SETI in the UK in the coming years.  For information about my professional background, please click here.






Dr. Stuart A. Kingsley
US Tel: 614-258-7402
UK Tel: 01202-302654
Revised: November 6, 2013


IEEE Spectrum Optical SETI Article by Monte Ross (2006)


 The Columbus Dispatch, July 18, 2007, p. A1 & A4


The Search For Extraterrestrials - Intercepting Alien Signals

Book by Monte Ross, Published September 1, 2009


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