Hey, Area Placers!
|Me & My Unistellar Telescope|
In case you personal a telescope now you can turn out to be a citizen astronomer doing REAL science observations relating to exoplanets.
Full attribution right here – I’m an envoy for Unistellar – however it’s a non-pay place and pertains to outreach for the telescope maker. I BELIVE of their merchandise (as to their telescopes I’ve purchased two and used one other on mortgage) AND the corporate itself.
Unistellar has been “stellar” in its worldwide dedication to getting telescopes to neighborhood schools, younger women and different venues. They’ve created a worldwide community of observers – a neighborhood actually – that participates in quite a lot of citizen astronomer observational campaigns.
Now Unistellar, together with SETI, have opened up their exoplanet marketing campaign to ALL TELESCOPE USERS. It is a welcome growth to the entire novice astronomer neighborhood that ought to present extra observers to the thrilling world of exoplanets.
Unistellar and NASA have additionally entered into an settlement and funding as associated by Unistellar:
Exoplanet detection citizen science packages permitted by NASA
The exoplanet detection citizen science programmes accessible to the worldwide neighborhood of Unistellar good telescope customers now have approval and funding from NASA.
Within the first permitted programme, the Unistellar community is confirming new exoplanets detected by the TESS satellite tv for pc. The house company additionally helps a programme the place citizen astronomers use eVscopes for citizen science duties specializing in the Exo-Jupiters found by NASA missions.
Franck Marchis, Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder at Unistellar, and Senior Planetary Astronomer on the SETI Institute, explains: “As a part of the Unistellar neighborhood, you’ve got a front-row seat at astronomical occasions and may contribute to new scientific information. NASA’s funding for citizen science programmes opens up new horizons for this shared journey.”
In case you are a telescope proprietor, give some severe consideration to creating and submitting exoplanet observations. I’m wanting ahead to doing so in addition to making observations in different citizen astronomer classes.
Here is to clear skies and good information!
Sky Man in VA