Citizen Astronomy Month features exclusively free, virtual events, open to stargazers across the globe. Activities are designed so that novices can participate along with pros.
Unistellar Live: Women in Astronomy
It’s never too late – or too early – to pursue a career in astronomy. As recently as 2018, only 18% of astronomers worldwide were female. But that figure is changing! Aspiring female astronomers and their champions can hear about this fascinating profession, including challenges and opportunities that today’s women face, incredible role models, and more. Join Nancy C. Wolfson, Dr. Jill Tarter and Val Klavans for a live chat on YouTube.
Weekly Celestial Observation Challenges
From Oman to Oxford : Your Chance to Help NASA’s Next Asteroid Mission
On this Saturday, January 16, at around 20:30 GMT, UK-based members of the Unistellar community, will have an opportunity to contribute to a novel path in space exploration. Check our Asteroid Occultations Prediction page for a how-to.
Lucy is NASA’s first mission to the Trojan asteroids. Taking off this October, it will be the first to observe directly six of these mysterious bodies holding key information about the creation of our own solar system. One of these asteroids, named Orus, will occult a bright star above the UK sky on January 16.
For the record, the very first occultation by Orus was recorded in September 2019 in Oman with a Unistellar eVscope.