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Updated 08/07/2016
Presented by OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission/University of Arizona's Lunar & Planetary Laboratory
Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time outdoors
Location anywhere
Appropriate for kids yes
Teaching materials no

Required Gear:


8 inch telescope or larger
CCD camera
computer with internet connection
astronomy software provided by Target Asteroids! (Herbert Raab)

Target Asteroids!

Help NASA scientists, aid future mission designers.
Share your images 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.

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