Crowdfunding Astronomy Research With Google Sky

Metcalfe, Travis S. (2015) Crowdfunding Astronomy Research With Google Sky. Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education (JAESE), 2 (2). pp. 109-114. ISSN 2374-6254, 2374-6246


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For nearly four years, NASA's Kepler space telescope searched for planets like Earth around more than 150,000 stars similar to the Sun. In 2008 with in-kind support from several technology companies, our non-profit organization established the Pale Blue Dot Project, an adopt-a-star program that supports scientific research on the stars observed by the Kepler mission. To help other astronomy educators conduct successful fundraising efforts, I describe how this innovative crowdfunding program successfully engaged the public over the past seven years to help support an international team in an era of economic austerity.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 07:19
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25

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