We Got It: The Story of Astronomers and Citizen Astronomers Catching Hazardous Asteroid Apophis over Colorado and Louisiana

Franck Marchis, Chief Scientific Officer of Unistellar and Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute, tells us the whole story, from the first hint to the latest successes about this unique citizen planetary defense campaign.   Like most things in science, it started with an email. On February 1, Josselin Desmars, from Observatoire de Paris, contacted…

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Messier Madness: A Week of Space Races with Stargazers Around the World

International competition features live races among the stars, aims to introduce stuck-at-home stargazers to the joy of astronomy   MOUNTAIN VIEW AND MARSEILLE – February 25, 2021 – Astronomers across North America, Europe and Japan have joined forces for a friendly competition to observe iconic deep-sky objects—all in hopes of getting stargazers curious about astronomy…

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