Citizen Science Activities and Searching for Supernovae

  • Brian Cudnik
Part of the Astronomers' Observing Guides book series (OBSERVING)


There are plenty of opportunities for everyday citizens to contribute to the science of astronomy while searching for faint objects. The observing lists and information presented up to this point outline how you can get started and keep with the program of observing faint objects from a more recreational perspective. Although there is indeed much value in pursuing objects in that capacity, one can also go farther in one’s pursuits if one wants to join the ranks of citizen scientists all over the world who are contributing in real and valuable ways to the science while pursuing their favorite hobby. If this describes you, then the following sections will be useful for you to expand your astronomical significance.


Magnitude Estimate Supernova Remnant Variable Star Planetary Nebula Bright Star 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HoustonUSA

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