SPIE 2016: Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, June 26-30, 2016.
Advancements in the Colossus project including ParFAIT (Partially Filled Aperture Interferometric Telescopes) and technology developments are presented to the professional community of astronomers and engineers at the SPIE 2016 venue in Edinburgh with more than two thousand participants. See the paper by the Colossus team at the RESOURCES page.


Breakthrough Discuss Workshop, April 15-16, 2016.
The Colossus team has been invited to participate in the Breakthrough Prize Discuss Workshop and to contribute to the Breakthrough Initiatives Watch and StarShot. More...


Is there life on the Alpha Centauri system? August 5, 2015.
Colossus scientists have proposed a sensitive technique for detecting photosynthetic organisms in extrasolar planetary systems. The search for life on other planets is fascinating, challenging, and enlightening. If successful, it will teach us about ourselves, where we come from, and what our destiny is. Press release


TEDxMaui: A Brilliant Life, September 28, 2014.
Talk by Svetlana Berdyugina on prospects and efforts needed in order to succeed in finding extraterrestrial life and civilizations. Watch video of the talk on Youtube: Are we special? Searching for alien life in the Universe




SPIE 2014: Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, June 22-27, 2014.
Technical aspects of the Colossus project were presented to the professional community of astronomers and engineers at the SPIE 2014 venue with more than two thousand participants. See slides of the talks and papers by Jeff Kuhn and Gil Moretto (and the Colossus team) at the RESOURCES page.

TEDxHonoluluED: Existential Education, Cosmic Intelligence, and the Colossus Project, April 12, 2014.
Talk by Jeff Kuhn on how the Colossus project can educate the humanity. (More)

Search for Life beyond the Solar system: Exoplanets, Biosignatures and Instrumentation (EBI2014), Tucson, March 17-21, 2014
The Colossus project was presented to the community of exobiologists. (More)

Stargazing show with Dara O. Briain and Prof. Brian Cox, BBC Two, Jan 9, 2014, 9pm GMT
They discuss astronomy news and the Colossus telescope.

Meeting with Investors at Dynamic Structures Ltd, October 29, 2013
Investors and Innovative Optics (IO) founders gathered at DSL and IO headquarters in Port Coquitlam Britsh Colombia to learn how the deterministic polishing technology is being developed for the Colossus and other large telescopes. (More)

Frank Drake of SETI supports the Colossus telescope, October 2, 2013
A team of scientists from the SETI institute and the Colossus project discussed the potential of the Colossus telescope to search for extraterrestrial civilizations and the signatures of biospheres on exoplanets around nearby stars. (More)

First steps of the Colossus at the Dynamic Structures Ltd, Canada, September 27, 2013
The Vancouver Sun: Port Coquitlam firm figures out how to mass produce telescopes that see billions of light years. If the inventors of a so-called game-changing telescope have their way, there will be a lot more discoveries about our solar system, galaxy and the universe. (More)

The Colossus telescope visits the SETI Institute, September 24, 2013
Watch SETI Colloquium on the Colossus by Dr. Jeff Kuhn on YouTube

Colossus will be able to detect extraterrestrial civilizations without us announcing our existence and location, June, 2013
Read our article in Astronomy magazine.

Colossus is the telescope to seek out exoplanet "footprints", April, 2013
Read in Physics World magazine.

Public lecture "How to Find Life on Other Planets" by Dr. Svetlana Berdyugina, October, 2012
Watch on YouTube

Public lecture on the Colossus telescope and Fermi paradox by Dr. Jeff Kuhn, February, 2013
Watch on YouTube

Colossus team meeting, Waterton, September 6-8, 2012
The Colossus team has met at Waterton, Canada, to discuss goals of the Colossus telescopes, its technology and science. Among others, such topics as real-world experience building Worlds Largest Telescope (D. Halliday), the Colossus unintentional SETI problem (J. Kuhn), astronomy and non-astronomy cases for Colossus (S. Berdyugina), PLANETS as Colossus technology demonstration (S. Okano), baseline mechanical, optical and control system technologies were discussed. (More)


Colossus Board meeting, Vancouver, May, 2013
Colossus Board meeting, Amsterdam, November, 2012
Colossus Board meeting, Amsterdam, July, 2012
Colossus Board meeting, Vancouver, April, 2011