ASP: The Drake Equation: 50 Years of Giving Direction to the Scientific Search for Life Beyond Earth June 29, 2014Posted by sandyclaus in Drake Revisited.
The Drake Equation: 50 Years of Giving Direction to the Scientific Search for Life Beyond EarthBy Sarah Scoles and Sue Ann Heatherly National Radio Astronomy ObservatoryDownload this issue as a PDF file | Subscribe to The Universe in the Classroom Send the URL for this issue to a friend | UITC HomeIntroductionWhat does each part mean?What did Frank Drake know about the parts? What do we know?What is the value of the Drake Equation to students?ResourcesClassroom ActivitiesTucked in between two Appalachian mountain ridges in eastern West Virginia, you’ll find the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s Green Bank observatory, home to one of the largest and most advanced radio telescopes on Earth. But that’s not all. Green Bank is the first and oldest site of this national research center, and given that radio astronomy is a young science, this is where the history is.