While I was at the January 2008 meeting of the AAS, I stopped by the SETI booth and chatted with Dr. Jill Tarter. SETI received a very healthy dose of money from Paul Allen to build 350 radio dishes so they can monitor the sky for alien signals. She talks a bit about the array in the interview:
As I note in the video notes, I wanted to edit out her slip of the tongue about Mike Griffin, but I couldn’t because there was no place to splice the footage. Oh well, it’ll be here for all eternity, I suppose.