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Help discover gravitational lenses
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Tue, May 14 2013
Hubble’s hidden treasures are yours to find
Be an astronomy archaeologist. Dig up images from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) that only a few scientists have ever seen (and about which they never wrote press releases). I dare you.[caption image="http://cs.astronomy.com/cfs-file.ashx/__key/communityserver-blogs-components-weblogfiles/00-00-00...
Tue, Jan 29 2013
Join the GLOBE at Night 2013 campaign
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Fri, Jan 4 2013
NASA looking for a few good space telescope ideas
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Tue, Dec 11 2012
The rewards of being a citizen scientist
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Tue, Nov 6 2012
Lowell Observatory wants your involvement
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Tue, Jul 10 2012
Hurry! Win funding to run your own space experiment
UPDATE: The contest is now accepting submissions until the 14th! Looking for a different way to spend your 4th of July holiday, or perhaps you just need a midweek break to do some science? Why not create your own in-space experiment? Yup, you really could end up, in effect, with your own Earth-orbiting...
Tue, Jul 3 2012
Citizen scientists: Target an asteroid!
Last week, NASA announced a new outreach program that I’m sure some of you citizen scientists will want to take part in: Target Asteroids! The space agency is asking amateur astronomers to study various near-Earth objects (NEOs) from an initial list of some 74 that are at least 656 feet (200 meters...
Tue, Apr 24 2012
Who needs amateur astronomers?
Recently, astroimager and longtime Astronomy magazine contributor Ken Crawford from Camino, California, sent me a note regarding some astronomical research he had collaborated in. [caption image="/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer.Blogs.Components.WeblogFiles/astronomy.People/8117...
Fri, Dec 16 2011
Look to the skies
These are exciting times for skywatchers. First, we’ll have a celestial guest in the form of asteroid 2005 YU55 , which will slip in between Earth and the Moon tomorrow but presents no danger to us at all . It’ll be some 200,000 miles (320,000 kilometers) away at its closest approach, so...
Mon, Nov 7 2011
IceHunters: Find a space mission’s final target
The Zooniverse (the group behind Galaxy Zoo, Moon Zoo, and other citizen science projects) is bringing people around the world another opportunity to participate in astronomy research. This time, though, it comes with an even more exciting potential result: influencing a space mission. [caption image...
Tue, Jun 28 2011
On the Road: American Astronomical Society May 2011 meeting, Monday recap
There was something for everyone Monday at the first full day of the 218th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Boston, Massachusetts, held jointly with the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO). Fittingly, both AAVSO Director Arne Henden and AAS President Debra Elmegreen...
Tue, May 24 2011
Become a Planet Hunter!
What a busy week in astronomy! With last week's Geminid meteor shower, tonight's total lunar eclipse , and the winter solstice tomorrow, it's easy to overlook another event that may not be as big, but could be just as much fun. On December 16, Planet Hunters ( www.planethunters.org ) launched...
Mon, Dec 20 2010
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