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 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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