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 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 - 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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Amateur Space Weekly - September 12

Teachers fly with Nasa, rhinos interrupt a South African near space project, Texas students to do zero-g science, citizen scientists map black holes and more in this week's recap of amateurs exploring space.

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Amateur Space Weekly - August 2

Amateur Space Weekly - August 2

Near space balloon flights into the stratosphere, crowdfunding student research in orbit, crowdsourcing earthquake measurements, and discovering exoplanets are among the ways amateurs explored space last week.

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Help find comets skimming by the Sun

Help find comets skimming by the Sun

The Sungrazer Project crowdsources discoveries of comets - over 2,700 of them - from anyone with access to the Internet. Review images collected by Nasa’s solar observatories, find signs of comets skimming over the Sun’s surface, and report your findings… for science!

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Learn how to find space rocks with the Asteroid Observer's Program

Learn how to find space rocks with the Asteroid Observer's Program

Learn how to find asteroids and comets through the Amateur Observer’s Program. Tracking the faint points of light moving slowly across the night sky doesn’t just challenge your amateur astronomy skills - professional astronomers depend on amateurs to make observations they can’t do themselves.

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Shoemaker Levy 9's Anniversary Ends, but its Impact Continues

Shoemaker Levy 9's Anniversary Ends, but its Impact Continues

20 years ago amateur astronomers David H Levy and Carolyn and Gene Shoemaker discovered a comet - shattered into dozens of mountain-sized pieces - heading for Jupiter. The first piece of the comet slammed into Jupiter on July 16, 1994. Yesterday marked the anniversary of the final impact into the gas giant, but its impact here on Earth was more enduring.

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Amateur Space News Roundup May 27, 2014

Today’s headlines include high school students launching rocket for class credit, undergraduates on Nasa microgravity flights, meteors and comets, and a Tennessee Mars One candidate interviewed.

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Amateur Space News May 16, 2014

Amateur Space News May 16, 2014

Amateurs help Nasa observe Jupiter’s shrinking Great Red Spot leads today’s news. Other headlines include dogecoin-financed lunar rover races, high school students collecting comet dust from Near Space, other high school projects in Near Space and microgravity, a student rocket team, an Australian amateur astronomer, and a Florida Mars One candidate.

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