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 18

Community observatories in Australia and the US, Canadian teenagers conduct microgravity research, crowdsourcing aurora and comet sightings, and more in this week's recap of news from the world of amateur space exploration.

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Celebrate World Space Week with these GPS-enabled space exploration projects

Celebrate World Space Week with these GPS-enabled space exploration projects

World Space Week 2014, the global celebration of all things space, chose the theme “Space: Guiding the Way” to raise awareness of the role satellite navigation systems play in our lives. In honor of World Space Week, here's a collection of GPS-enabled amateur space exploration projects you can join. Track balloons flying into Near Space; crowdsource aurora, weather, and cosmic ray data; or create your own GPS apps for Nasa.

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Simple Aurora Monitor

German amateur aurora-spotters Karsten Hanskul and Dirk Langenbach, frustrated with the space weather agencies’ imprecise aurora forecasts, decided to build their own aurora detector. They turned it into a kit, the Simple Aurora Monitor, so anyone could build one

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