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 - 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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Scientists publish new research based on citizen science data

Scientists publish new research based on citizen science data

Galaxy Zoo is the granddaddy of crowdsourced astronomy. Scientists use its catalog of almost 900,000 galaxies to conduct large-scale studies of galaxies that were never possible before. Here's an overview of several new papers based on Zooniverse citizen science astronomy projects that have been published or posted to preprint archives in the past month.

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Simple Aurora Monitor

German amateur aurora-spotters Karsten Hanskul and Dirk Langenbach, frustrated with the space weather agencies’ imprecise aurora forecasts, decided to build their own aurora detector. They turned it into a kit, the Simple Aurora Monitor, so anyone could build one

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