ts120824h15a.png Many members of the RASC participate in the SETI@home, which is a project of the University of California at Berkeley with participation of interested parties from around the world.

As an active group of observers of stellar phenomena, some RASC members across Canada decided to band together and form a group, which has been consistently in the top 100 of all clubs and organizations combined.

We got started on May 17, 1999, and our team has grown to over 300 members who are using their spare computer time to process large amounts of radio telescope data, in search of signals from distant sources.

SETI@home uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data and scans it for potential signals. The program uses the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) distributed computing platform that distributes telescope data to participants who analyse the information and then return "work units" for further analysis.

Join our Team

RASC has a team which includes members of the RASC from across Canada. Teams are ranked and measured so Download the client BOINC program, configure it to join the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada team and start processing!


Top 20 SETI@home Team Members

RASC Team Statistics

The overall RASC team statistics outline how the RASC is faring versus other teams throughout the world. As of 2009 we are #4 in Canada behind Kean Canada, Team Quebec and Team Canada.

Date World Ranking Canada Ranking Members
with Credit
Recent Average Total
2009-11-30 117 4 312 58,291 37,920,201
2007-10-24 116 3 185 18,152 10,847,168
2006-11-12 137 3 391 14,632 5,164,892
2005-12-29 210 6 358 8,907 1,403,604
2005-10-19 219 - 349 4,135 978,272
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