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Citizen Sky

Main Project Information
Goal
Task
Where Global, anywhere on the planet
Description

Help solve the mystery of epsilon Aurigae, a star that has baffled scientists since 1821. You don’t need any prior scientific training to observe and record the changing brightness of this star this site provides all of the tools you need to become a citizen scientist, including a training program that begins with stars that are easy to find and observe. Slowly the stars become more challenging as you go down the list. By the time you reach epsilon Aurigae at the bottom of the list, you’ll be an expert variable star observer contributing real data to professional scientists.

How to Join

First, register at: http://www.aavso.org/citizensky
It's recommended that you join a team and there are plenty to choose from.
The organizers outline how to observe, analyze, and publish findings.

Website http://www.aavso.org/citizensky
Participation Fee $0
Expenses $0
Required Gear

Computer and Internet connection.

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online
Media Mentions
and Publications
Project Updated 08/07/2016