Amateur Space Weekly - February 29

Amateur Space Weekly - February 29

Amateur CubeSats get free rides into orbit, coders help space robot see, zero-g curry and veggie meatballs, educational seismic networks, Argentinian asteroid discovery, and a Japanese supernova discovery are some of this week's reports from the world of amateur space exploration.

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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 - 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 - November 28

Amateur Space Weekly - November 28

Could we crowdsource the Moon? Australian teens coding space robots. Spotting fish-poachers from space. Meteorites, exoplanets, rovers, and more news from the world of amateur space exploration in this week's recap.

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When Rocks Fall Like Rain

When Rocks Fall Like Rain

556 asteroids struck Earth over the past 20 years according to a new report from Nasa’s Near Earth Object Program. Fortunately the constant rain of rocks and boulders striking our planet burn up in the atmosphere - unless it’s a big one like the Chelyabinsnk meteor. Learn how you can help the professionals protect our planet from asteroid threats.

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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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US and European Students Will Hack Robots on the International Space Station

US and European Students Will Hack Robots on the International Space Station

Next January high school students will take over robots on the International Space Station. Throughout the Fall, teams of students will compete in European and American coding contests as part of the 2014 Zero Robotics High School Tournament. The contest lets students see how their coding skills can make a difference in the real world... and beyond.

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Amateur Space News May 20, 2014

Amateur Space News May 20, 2014

Space agencies helping amateurs explore space were in the news today along with crowdsourcing emergency response. The daily Mars One coverage included a hit piece, a measured response from Nasa, and a candidate profile in the UK.

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Amateur Space News May 5, 2014

Bad news for the KickSat crowdfunded satellite mission, amateurs helping Nasa find asteroids, student and amateur rocket news, student space station research, amateur storm-spotting, and a Mars One from Malta are in today’s news.

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Amateur Space News May 3, 2014

In today’s headlines amateur astronomers help science education in Tanzania, Canadian weather-spotters needed in Ontario, insider interviews on crowdsourcing projects, an Indian amateur astronomer recognized for his contributions, students launching rockets, and more Mars One candidates

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Amateur Space News April 30, 2014

Balloons may spend more time in near space, an Irish amateur astronomer discovered a supernova, a Zooniverse co-founder now helps scientists publish code to github, amateur rocketry and satellite news, and more Mars news in today’s headlines.

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HiSparc educational cosmic ray detector

HiSparc (English-language site) links secondary schools across Europe with professional astronomers and physicists to study cosmic rays. The students build networked cosmic ray detectors that they mount on the roofs of their schools. The data flow into the project’s archives, letting professional astronomers study high-energy cosmic rays.

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International Space Apps Challenge

Nasa organizes this annual two-day hackathon to develop open-source apps and API's that make space exploration easier. There's so much data in the archives at Nasa, Noaa, Esa, and other space agencies that the agencies' need help opening the archives to the broader public. Developers create open-source API's that make it easier for other developers to bring space data into apps. The apps can help people learn more about space or make their lives better here on Earth. Learn more about the 2014, 2013, and 2012 challenges.

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