I had not been aware of it, but this month is the fiftieth anniversary of Project Ozma, also known as the SETI project. SETI stand for Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.
Begun in November of 1960, Project Ozma was the first serious attempt at looking for other intelligent life in the galaxy. The project was indeed named after Ozma, the beloved ruler of the Land of Oz.
But of particular interest is a new project with the same mission. The new one is called Project Dorothy!
Here is a link to the original article on the SETI project.