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.Read More
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....
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More