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 - February 8

Amateur Space Weekly - February 8

This week's recap of news from the world of amateur space exploration includes astronomy research using amateur observations, British rocketcars, Australian DIY satellites, student zero-g research, yachting for science, and more....
 

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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 - 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 - 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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Amateur Space Weekly - November 21

Canadian university students control mock Mars rover in Utah, a rare model rocket fatality, teens sending DNA research into orbit, amateur exoplanet discoveries, and more in this week's recap of news in amateur space exploration.

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Amateur Space Weekly - October 25

Amateur Space Weekly - October 25

The White House supports student space explorers with CubeSat design contest, Nasa opens Sample Return Robot Challenge, amateurs help discover exocomets (but not aliens), and more in this week's roundup of amateur space news.

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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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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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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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Amateur astronomer helps pros study super-Saturn orbiting another star

None of last week’s coverage of super-Saturn J1407b explored the role amateurs played in the research. I spoke with Belgian amateur astronomer Franz-Josef Hambsch about his passion for variable star astronomy and how that led to his participation in the super-Saturn research.

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Gifts for Astrophysicists: Amateur observations of twinkling stars

As the holidays and the new year approaches, why not make a resolution to give more… data? The economics of science limits what scientists can do on their own. If you’re an amateur astronomer, why not share your data on the twinkling stars?

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Become a Disk Detective and Help Nasa Search for Planetary Nurseries Around Other Stars

Become a Disk Detective and Help Nasa Search for Planetary Nurseries Around Other Stars

The Disk Detective crowdsourcing project - created by scientists at Nasa and the Zooniverse crowdsourcing service - enlists thousands of citizen scientists to find planetary disks - the debris fields encircling young stars where planets form.

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