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By Susie Murph on April 18, 2018 in

As we explore out in the Citizen Science and MakerFaire communities, we often meet up with amazing people doing awesome projects. HotPopRobot is one of those amazing groups, so here are some of the truly awesome things this maker family have created! From their site: “HotPopRobot is a maker-family enterprise co-founded in 2014 by Artash, […]

By tjsummer on March 30, 2018 in

This is a guest blog post from Larry Lebofsky and Theresa Summer. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) had its National Conference in Atlanta this year from March 15–18, 2018. Founded in 1944, NSTA is the world’s largest organization dedicated to building innovation and excellence in science teaching and learning. The conference in Atlanta was […]

By Susie Murph on February 1, 2018 in

If you had an interesting experience last year observing the Eclipse, with us or elsewhere, and are interested in writing about it, we have an opportunity from the ASP! The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is pleased to announce a new book to document and celebrate the efforts of professional astronomers, outreach professionals, citizen scientists, […]

By Avivah Yamani on January 2, 2018 in

Breaking News! It’s time for season ten of the award winning 365 Days Of Astronomy podcast to start. With a new year comes a new theme. As we leave behind Totality 2017, we will embrace Amateur Astronomer contributions and the importance of citizen science with 2018, the Year of Everyday Astronomers. 

By Susie Murph on August 11, 2017 in

Guest blog post from Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein): One of the powerful aspects of citizen science is how it brings people together. Folks from all walks of life contribute their time and skill, and this allows us to explore scientific questions we couldn’t otherwise pursue. While traditional science is often portrayed as being rather different, it’s […]