Amateur Space Weekly - January 18

This week's review of news from the world of amateur space exploration includes kids building hardware for Nasa, student science projects heading to orbit, crowdsourcing better weather forecasts, using balloons to look down on meteor showers, and amateur astronomy in Afghanistan.

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Amateur Space Weekly - January 2

2015 closed with several news reports about amateurs and space. A French amateur discovered a nova in a neighboring galaxy. An Australian school uses wind tunnels and model rockets to teach physics. Teens will be sending experiments into space again. Crowdsourcing weather reports, comet searches, and black hole investigations. All of this and more....

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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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Amateur Space Weekly - September 25

Public observatories, Native American near space explorers, a student-made satellite from China, amateur solar flare observations helping science, and crowdfunding Australian radio astronomy are among this week's stories from the world of amateur space exploration.

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Teen space explorers enter Google Science Fair regional finals

Teen space explorers enter Google Science Fair regional finals

Young space explorers from Europe and the United States became regional finalists in the 2015 Google Science Fair with projects ranging from spacecraft engineering to astrophysics to exobiology (life on other worlds).

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UK, Austrian teens take European CanSat championships

The European Space Agency (Esa) announced the results of the European CanSat 2015 competition. The program challenges European teens to design, build, and launch a model satellite, giving them hands-on experience with the engineering and science of space exploration.

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Amateur Space Weekly - June 28

Amateur Space Weekly - June 28

Student experiments destroyed in SpaceX explosion, Europe's CanSat championship goes to Austrian and British schools, Australia's DIY satellite project and more in this week's recap of amateur space exploration.

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Amateur Space Weekly - June 12

British teenager discovers a planet orbiting another star, UK rocketeers head to international competition, US storm-spotters help improve severe weather warnings and more in my recap of the news in amateur space exploration.

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Martian Motivation: Mars One candidates' grassroots education outreach program

Martian Motivation: Mars One candidates' grassroots education outreach program

I spoke with Mars One candidates in the US, the UK, and Australia about their grassroots education outreach efforts and how they hope to make Earth a better place by inspiring kids around the world to study science and mathematics.

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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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