SETI from the Moon: Avoiding Radio Pollution for Future Radio-Astronomy

  • J. Heidmann
Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUH, volume 11B)


Because of the ever increasing human-made radio frequency interference (RFI), we propose to IAU a Resolution for protecting the well singled out lunar farside 100 km diameter SAHA crater from any future RFI for the scientific benefit of the coming decades high-sensitivity radioastronomy at large. Immediate and pragmatic action is strongly recommended. Our strategy, different from the ones of a recent ITU Recommendation, could increase our bargaining possibilities.


Radio Frequency Interference Radio Observatory Pristine Environment Scientific Benefit Radio Frequency Band 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Heidmann
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  1. 1.Paris ObservatoryFrance

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