Author Archives: Ken Hudson

Girls Speak Out on Physics Education

Do you think there are as many women astronomers as there are men? Did anyone out there in blog-reading-land answer yes? I doubt it. At least in the United States and Great Britain it's no secret that there are more … Continue reading

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Narrowband Imaging – Interview with Neil Fleming

My recent blog posts have focused on citizen scientists and the opportunities available to citizen science wannabees. While I love this topic, it seems like a good time to return to another favorite subject – astro imaging. I am very … Continue reading

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Three Great Science-Oriented Web Sites

I like to draw attention to quality web sites and today I have three that I'd like to share. The first is a site from NASA that provides an interactive 3D tour of the Webb Space Telescope. The site is … Continue reading

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Jim Fox – Profile of a Variable Star Observer

Last week I wrote about Tom Krajci and how he is supporting the work of the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) and other organizations by hosting a telescope farm on his property near Cloudcroft, New Mexico. The subject … Continue reading

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Tom Krajci – Citizen Scientist and Wrench Turner

As I said in my last blog post, there are many ways for people to participate in astronomy-related citizen science activities. On my recent trip to New Mexico, I met a citizen scientist and self-described "wrench turner" named Tom Krajci … Continue reading

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Pro/Am Scientific Collaboration in Astronomy

On January 2, 2011, 10-year old Kathryn Gray of New Brunswick, Canada become the youngest person to discover a supernova (Supernova 2010lt in the galaxy UGC 3378). Using images provided by family friend David Lane, it reportedly only took Kathryn … Continue reading

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NEAF 2011 – Unofficial Vendor List

One of the most fun activities at NEAF is roaming the exhibit hall. Every amateur astronomer I know loves to see the latest and the greatest astronomy products! To help you keep track of who's exhibiting at NEAF 2011, I … Continue reading

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NEAF 2011 – Alan Traino Interview 1

NEAF 2011 won't be held until April 16th and 17th, 2011 but if you're an amateur astronomer it's never too early to start thinking about NEAF! For those of you who have never heard of the Northeast Astronomy Forum, it … Continue reading

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A Visit to PlaneWave Instruments

If you are a fan of big, beautiful telescopes (and who isn't), I bet you occasionally day dream about owning a PlaneWave telescope. I would like to tell you that I bought one, but sadly that's not true. However, I … Continue reading

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AIC 2010 – Conference Highlights

If you are an astrophotographer you've probably heard of the Advanced Imaging Conference (AIC). The AIC is the largest astro-imaging conference in the world. This year's edition was held in Santa Clara, California from October 22-24 and it was great. … Continue reading

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