Crowdsourcing counts of lunar craters, using zero-g for art and education, public contributions to earthquake science, and schools exploring the Kuiper Belt are just some of last week's news about amateur space exploration.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.
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
By this time next year a network of 40 high schools across the American West will start exploring the most remote regions of the Solar System thanks to $1 million in National Science Foundation grants. Dr. Marc Buie and Dr. John Keller are the two co-investigators in Recon, the Research and Education Collaborative Occultation Network. They spoke with me about how the project combines citizen science, education outreach, and planetary science.Read More