Citizen Astronomers...Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

DiIulio, Ron (2015) Citizen Astronomers...Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. In: Proceedings for the 34th Annual Conference for the Society for Astronomical Sciences. Society for the Astronomical Sciences, pp. 155-159.


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While our understanding of the Universe seems to be expanding much like the Big Bang, there seem to be fewer and fewer new people dedicated to gathering, interpreting, and disseminating scientific astronomical data. In this paper I present a plan to create “Certified Citizen Astronomers”, i.e., the development of a curriculum where people of all ages and backgrounds can develop robust photometric, astrometric, and spectroscopic techniques so that they can participate more fully in the astronomical adventure.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 01:28
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26

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