SETI institute

"The mission of the SETI Institute is to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature, prevalence and distribution of life in the universe." - {}

The SETI Institute is a private, nonprofit organization. It was founded in 1984. The Institute employs over 100 scientists, educators and support staff. Mr. Thomas Pierson, Chief Executive Officer, founded the corporation and has served as its chief administrator since its inception.

The institute's major project is known as Project Phoenix.