The Elusive Wow tells the story of the “Wow!” signal detected at Ohio State University in 1977, which is the best candidate ever seen for a radio signal from the stars. Author Robert Gray tells the story of its original detection and relates his searches for the elusive signal, and explains the reasons that many scientists think we may find life on other worlds. The book profiles many searches for E.T. from the early days to the present, and shows examples of what comes out of radio telescopes searching for signals from the stars.
Gray’s scientific work has appeared in journals including Astrophysical Journal and Icarus, and his popular articles have been published in magazines like Sky & Telescope.