Help remeasure the Solar System size

By on January 29, 2012 in

Measuring the size of the Solar System is remarkably hard. We can’t just roll out a tape measure and check our numbers twice. We can’t even just use the surveyor’s parallax method on any old day of the week. Until the advent of the laser and radar, the only way we could measure distances was to […]

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This week in Space

By on January 27, 2012 in

Each week we’re going to try and moments in history, upcoming events, and different way you can engage in doing astronomy. Looking back: Anniversaries This week is NASA remembrance week. May no one ever forget the sacrifices of the crews of Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia. January 24, 1986 Voyager 2 flew past Uranus. The mission studied […]

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Google Hangouts on Air at CosmoQuest

By on January 23, 2012 in

This site is about a whole lot more than just doing citizen science. While I really hope all of you will spend some time exploring the different projects we offer, we also hope that you’ll take the time to learn as well. Part of learning is consuming content like Astronomy Cast and the Weekly Space […]

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First Week’s Results from Moon Mappers

By on January 22, 2012 in

The results are … in! In the first full week after being publicly announced, Moon Mappers accumulated 59 contributors who annotated 1456 images with 25,000 craters and 478 features.

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Around the internets

By on January 19, 2012 in

Astronomy is an active field, with new things arising every day, and new ways to get involved and learn and do constantly becoming available. We’re going to do what we can to keep you up-to-date and post weekly updates on what is going on around the internets, and where you can get involved. You can […]

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