Asteroids1 killed the dinosaurs, flattened Tunguska2, and carved a hole in Arizona3, yet most slide through our solar system almost invisibly. How can you observe these elusive telescope targets as a citizen scientist?
One neat trick for amateur astronomers is to look for asteroid occultations4, which happen when an asteroid passes in front of a star, causing its light to blink or dim. With the annual Asteroid Day public awareness campaign approaching on June 30, the Unistellar Network is here to help you learn more about these mysterious space rocks and how to observe them.
Visit https://unistellaroptics.com/citizen-science to learn how you can observe asteroids from your backyard!