Amateur Space Weekly - December 13

30,000,000th variable star observation from amateur astronomers, teen rocketeers launch in India and the US, kids take control of robots on the space station, plus citizen science projects that study exoplanets, gravity waves, and weather. All this and more in this week's recap of news in amateur space exploration.
 

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Amateur Space Weekly - December 5

Irish schools connect with telescopes on the other side of the world, Nasa's Juno mission to Jupiter asks for the public's help, Hubble scientists seek amateur exoplanet observations, and a satellite built by... primary school students. These are a few of this week's reports from the world of amateur space exploration.

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The Week in Amateur Space Exploration - February 20

The Week in Amateur Space Exploration - February 20

Amateur images of Mars spark professional research, students and teachers conduct galactic research, crowdsourcing 1,230 public reports of earthquakes, teenagers' microgravity research, and amateur rocket projects are just some of the week's news in amateur space exploration.

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Mars One Monday - And then there were 100

Mars One announced the 100 candidates who will go on to the next selection round. Most of the media haven’t had time to do anything more than rehash the Mars One press release. I've recapped below a few reports from around the world that identified local candidates.

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Become a quake-spotter and monitor our shaking, quaking, not-so-solid Earth

Become a quake-spotter and monitor our shaking, quaking, not-so-solid Earth

Almost 26 million people around the world joined the Great Shake Out today to improve earthquake readiness. But once you’ve prepared for an earthquake, what can you do the other 364 days in the year? Take a look at these amateur projects that let you take part in studying our not-so-solid Earth.

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Irish High School Students Place 3rd in European CanSat Competition

Norway's Andøya Rocket Range, host of the European CanSat Competition ( Credit: European Space Agency )

Norway's Andøya Rocket Range, host of the European CanSat Competition (Credit: European Space Agency)

Students from Crescent College Comprehensive in Limerick City travelled to Norway to launch their cansats on suborbital rockets. CanSats are mini-satellites small enough to fit inside a soft drink can. The students, who beat a field of five other schools to represent Ireland, designed their cansat to measure temperature, air pressure, water vapor, and Earth’s magnetic field during its descent. The European Space Agency organizes the CanSat Competition to encourage secondary school student participation in science and engineering.

(Via Business and Leadership)

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