Welcome to Hat Creek Radio Observatory
A SETI Institute Research Facility
We are home to the Allen Telescope Array, the only instrument designed specifically for the purpose of conducting SETI research.
If you are interested in visiting HCRO, we are located approximately 300 miles NE of San Francisco, in Shasta County, California. A self-guided tour is available during opening hours.
Our visitor hours are:
|Thursday-Friday||9:00 AM - 3:00 PM|
WARNING: HCRO is an active research site. Cell phone signals can interfere with ongoing operations. When you visit, cell phones and other GPS equipment must be turned off.
Full time Staff
Dr. Andrew Siemion, Bernard M. Oliver Chair For SETI Research
Dr. Alexander Pollak, Science and Engineering Operation Manager, HCRO
Dr. Wael Farah, Postdoctoral Scholar, ATA
Sarah Schoultz, Research Associate, ATA
Pranav Premnath, Research Assistant, ATA
Carol Shumaker, Site Maintenance Technician
Mark Masters, Technician
Collaborators and Consultants
Dr. David DeBoer, Management and Operations
Dr. Jack Hickish, Digital Signal Processing ATA
Derek Kozel, GNU Radio, ATA
Todd Koumrian, Software and Control, ATA
Dr. Cherry Ng, Project Scientist, COSMIC/Meerkat