Born in Ahaus, Germany, in 1951, Ulrich Dopatka became a Swiss citizen in 1989. A certified librarian specializing in library automation systems and international database information retrieval, he is currently responsible for the Bern University Library automation network. Ulrich Dopatka has worked for the University of Zürich, IBM, and until 1999, was engaged as an independent library automation consultant. Dopatka is organizing the World Mysteries Forum - an interdisciplinary scientific event wich takes place every year. Following his passion for science, Dopatka is a certified scientific journalist (Swiss Media Center), and since 1969 has dedicated his research to all aspects regarding SETA (Search for Extraterrestrial Artifacts) and exoarchaeology. His studies focus on the expansion of SETA to planet Earth, establishing serious connections of numerous indications supporting arguments for an intensified search for such artifacts. After completing his first book in 1975 he focused his research on establishing the relationship of the numerous pieces of evidence world-wide supporting this theory. A summary was published by Ulrich Dopatka in his encyclopedia and CD ROM dealing with the topic matter entitled "Lexikon der ausserirdischen Phänomene" (1992/1997).
He established, together with a well skilled team of operators, the A.A.S. (Archaeology, Astronautics and SETI Research Association) internet connection and the A.A.S. R.A. / legendarytimes.com World Wide Web HomePage (operational since April 1996).
In addition of being a co-founder of the US-based A.A.S. R.A. / legendarytimes.com - Archaeology, Astronautics and SETI Research Association, Mr. Dopatka is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the New York Academy of Sciences, the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life, the Planetary Society, the World Archaeological Congress, the Society for Swiss Science Research, the Hermann-Oberth-Society, the Swiss Astronomical Society, the Institutum Canarium Archaeological Society, the World Archaeological Congress, the PEN Club, the Association of Swiss Librarians (BBS), the Swiss Writers Association, along with other research organizations and institutions.