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Centaurus A

Pro-Am Collaboration

Amateur Astronomers Reveal Long-Ago Galaxy Mergers

The images from five Brazilian amateur astronomers have captured Hubble-level details in galaxies, laying the ground for future work in understanding their histories. Want to join the fun?

Venus

Solar System

Calling on Amateur Astronomers: Observe Venus!

The Mercury-bound BepiColombo spacecraft will fly by Venus on October 15th, and the mission is asking amateurs for their help.

Clyde's Spot

Pro-Am Collaboration

Amateur Astronomer Discovers "Clyde's Spot" on Jupiter

The discovery of a new feature on Jupiter gave NASA’s Juno mission an opportunity to image an emerging storm up close.

Hot Jupiter KPS-1b

Pro-Am Collaboration

First Discoveries of a Pro-Am Exoplanet Survey

A pair of professional and amateur astronomers have teamed up to fill an important niche in exoplanet research.

Neptune, raw and processed

Pro-Am Collaboration

Explore Solar System Worlds with NASA’s Image Archives

Have some time on your hands? Explore NASA's rich image archive and discover the solar system as you've never seen it before.

New Horizon

Astronomy in Space with David Dickinson

New Horizons Recruits Amateurs to Sight Stars

The New Horizons team wants you to help measure the distance to two stars, yielding the longest-ever baseline measurement of a key cosmic yardstick.

People, Places, and Events

The 2020 Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award Goes To Dennis Conti

Each year, the American Astronomical Society confers the Chambliss Amateur Achievement Award for significant astronomical research carried out by an amateur astronomer. This year the award goes to Dennis Conti of the AAVSO.

People, Places, and Events

Report from the 2019 Advanced Imaging Conference

S&T Associate Editor Sean Walker gives a rundown of last week's astro-imaging conference.

Pro-Am Collaboration

Do You Take Spectra? Here's Where to Store Your Data — and Contribute to Science

A new database from the American Association of Variable Star Observers enables astronomers (amateur and professional alike) to store data from any variable object in the sky.

Pro-Am Collaboration

From Lunar Flashes to Variable Stars: Pro-Am Astronomy Projects

Track satellites, spot flashes on the Moon, monitor violent stars — learn how amateur astronomers can become involved in professional science.

Illustration of planet transit

Pro-Am Collaboration

Amateur Planet Hunters Have a New Online Resource

A database run by the American Association of Variable Star Observers will organize and archive data on transiting exoplanets collected by amateur astronomers.

Astronomy and Society

The Eclipse as Seen by Citizen Scientists

Some academic and citizen-science groups came up with neat initiatives for eclipse day. Let’s find out how they did.

Pro-Am Collaboration

The Eclipse Megamovie Project

Join a citizen-science campaign on August 21st to record 90 minutes of the Sun's changing corona. You'll need your smartphone and the Megamovie Mobile app.

Giant ringed planet

Exoplanets

Help Astronomers Track a Giant, Ringed Planet

The possible discovery of a massive ringed planet in Orion needs confirmation — and amateur astronomers can help.

Exoplanets

Find New Worlds, Film an Eclipse & Do Some Citizen Science!

Hankering to discover new solar systems or understand our own? These citizen science projects and public data troves will help you fill your free time.

Comet Triple Crown

Pro-Am Collaboration

Comet Campaign Seeks Imagers Worldwide

Calling all imagers! Three comets will make close flybys of Earth over the next two years. Join a new pro-am effort to make the most of this rare triple play.

Jupiter's appearance in February 2014

Solar System

Amateur Astro-imagers Get Ready for Juno

Planetary scientists are counting on amateur observations to enhance the results from NASA's forthcoming Juno mission.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Recovered from Emergency Mode

The Kepler team unexpectedly found the planet-hunting spacecraft in emergency mode on April 7th, but with the spacecraft recovered, hopes are high that its newest search, this time for rogue planets, is still on. Read on to see how amateur observations can help!

Multiple Views of the Sun

Pro-Am Collaboration

Citizen Science for the Great American Solar Eclipse

Solar scientists hope an armada of amateur astrophotographers can record the inner corona’s evolution throughout the 2017 total solar eclipse.

Pro-Am Collaboration

Participate in Hubble Exoplanet Collaboration

Take part in a collaborative project that will unite amateur and Hubble Space Telescope observations to better characterize nearby exoplanets.

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