Amateur astronomers around the world are helping Nasa's asteroid sample return mission and creating a legacy for science and future space missions.Read More
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
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....
Middle and high school teachers presented scientific research right beside the hundreds of professional astronomers attending the American Astronomical Society's winter meeting at the beginning of the year.Read More
Public observatories, Native American near space explorers, a student-made satellite from China, amateur solar flare observations helping science, and crowdfunding Australian radio astronomy are among this week's stories from the world of amateur space exploration.Read More
Pulse@Parkes has let over one thousand Australian high school students take control of the Parkes Radio Telescope to study pulsars and contribute to long-term professional research projects since 2007. The students meet at the Australia Telescope National Facility headquarters in Sydney where they give directions to the scientists and staff at the Parkes Observatory. The data they collect lets them measure the distance to a pulsar and its properties. It also lets professional scientists conduct research on the long-term behavior of pulsars.Read More