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|Spend the time||outdoors|
|Location||1415 N. 6th Avenue Lunar & Planetary Laboratory - Drake Bldg. AZ 85705 World|
|Appropriate for kids||yes|
Telescope 8”or larger
CCD Camera (preferably one that is color calibrated)
Computer with Internet connection
Free astrometry software
Obtain observing time from a remote telescope site such as Sierra Stars Observatory, LightBuckets or iTelescopes.net.
|Help NASA scientists, aid future mission designers.|
|Share your observations of particular asteroids.|
Target Asteroids! is a citizen science project which engages amateur astronomers in observations of potential asteroid spacecraft targets. The purpose is to collect data (e.g., astrometry and photometry) on asteroid targets to better characterize them as well as engage amateurs in the mission and encourage interest in STEM education and careers. OSIRIS-REx team members work with amateur astronomy groups to provide guidance, monitoring and collection of data.