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December 08, 2011

A Global Astronomy Social Network To Let Amateurs Peep Through Robotic Telescopes

Telescopes at Tenerife and 13 other institutions will become available to access online around the world for free. Users will be able to control the telescope and make observations and discoveries on their own. The goal of the project is to connect as many remote controlled telescopes as possible to the new "social network" and increase awareness and excitement about astronomy in the youth.
I think this is great for Astronomy as non-professsionals will have the opportunity to make discoveries that were once only possible for training scientists. The study of distance solar systems and stars can now become a hobby with no cost.

http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-11/new-global-astronomy-social-network-will-let-amateurs-control-robotic-telescopes-afar

Posted by mikeeng at December 8, 2011 10:00 PM

Comments

Access to telescopes like this will provide a lot of useful information to more people. I'm sure classes at U of M will utilize this .

Posted by: annaeb at December 12, 2011 12:56 PM

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