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Citizen Sky

is a project of the

American Association of Variable Star Observers

in partnership with the the

Adler Planetarium,

Denver University,

and the

California Academy of Sciences


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Description:

Citizen Sky is a citizen science project providing you with a chance to do real scientific research. We are seeking to understand a star that has been a mystery to scientists for many years. This star is epsilon Aurigae, a very interesting, very bright star located in the constellation Auriga, the charioteer. This star is bright enough to be seen with the unaided eye even in the most light-polluted cities, and it is visible every fall, winter, and spring.

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Keywords:

Topic - astronomy, variable stars

Audience - K-12, amateur astronomers, astronomy clubs

Location - North America, Europe, China, Japan

Goals - research, education

 

Contact:

Rebecca Turner, Citizen Sky Project Manager/ AAVSO  email Rebecca

   617-354-0484

Citizen science, volunteer monitoring, participatory action research... this site supports organizers of all initiatives where public participants are involved in scientific research.

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