Category Archives: Pro / Am Collaboration

Here I am on a Mountain Top. Now What?

Those of you with keen eyes will notice that its been quite awhile since I last published a blog post. I’m sorry about that. 2012 is a blur. We sold our house in San Diego, California and moved to a … Continue reading

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SAS Symposium 2011

I spent most of last week in Big Bear Lake, California at the Society of Astronomical Sciences 30th Annual Symposium on Telescope Science. I had a great time and I learned a lot. Despite it's name, the symposium had relatively … 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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Hanny van Arkel – Citizen Scientist Extraordinaire

In my blog post on August 18, 2009, I discussed how amateur astronomers could do "real science" by participating in the Galaxy Zoo project. As the Galaxy Zoo web site points out more than 150,000 people have participated in this … Continue reading

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Real Science – Galaxy Zoo

I am a big fan of some of the popular astronomy forums like Cloudy Nights and IceInSpace. Every once in awhile someone will submit a post that says something like "I really enjoy amateur astronomy but I would like to … Continue reading

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