astronomy

If you’re looking to help with astronomical research, but don’t have the money for expensive telescopes or particularly relish the idea of chilling in an observatory at 14,000 ft., you’ll definitely want to have a look at Galaxy Zoo.

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Readers of the San Francisco Chronicle were treated to an front page story about the discovery of rare asteroid fragments in the Nubian Desert. But readers of an article in Nature found out how scientists around the world collaborated to track the asteroid in space to reentry, making it possible for a team of astronomers and students to locate the meteorite fragements.

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[ March 21, 2009; 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] As part of their ongoing support for the International Year Of Astronomy, the Lawrence Hall of Science will be holding a special GLOBE@Night event on March 21 from 8-10pm (weather permitting).

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