The SETI Institute's Allen Telescope Array could be an early beneficiary of the Uwingu program if backers exceed their crowdfunding goal.
The mystery space venture known as Uwingu hasn't yet met its $75,000 goal to kick off what it promises will be an entertaining space-themed online project—but if it does, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence would be an early beneficiary. Uwingu's founders declared today that half of any money it raises beyond the initial amount sought through its IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign would go to the SETI Institute to support its Allen Telescope Array in Northern California.
"We don't have to wait to begin helping space research until we launch our product, " planetary scientist Alan Stern, Uwingu's CEO,said. "We're starting now!"