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(Update: The updated CDROM is now ready.) Donna Young, the Science Olympiad astronomy event coordinator, has completed a Teacher's Guide for the Citizen Sky project which will be on the next version of the Science Olympiad coach's CDROM. Next year's CD will be available in late summer or fall, but we have place the teacher's guide online right now. You can download it here.Read more
We have a guest blog article from a coauthor of a recent paper published about epsilon Aurigae. The author describes the system overall for new participants, then describes what they discovered with their radial velocity data. Read more
We just gave out our first $50 Amazon.com gift card to someone who participated in the signup survey in 2009. So I thought this would be a good time to provide an update and explain what we are doing with this data. A new survey is now being distributed to select people who have been in the project 6 months or longer. So what is it all about?Read more
With the help of the AAVSO staff archivist, I found some unpublished data for epsilon Aurigae dating back to 1900. This is a great example of why your data is so important. Who will be looking at YOUR data in 2120!? Click for light curves and more info...
The central star in the epsilon Aurigae system is like an F-class star. What exactly does that mean? F does not stand for funky, but this forum post gives a basic background for what it does stand for. This is the first in a series of posts about various elements of the eps aur system. Future installments will cover the dusty disk and the central star(s) in the middle of the disk and then how they all interact (if at all).Read more
We've posted the transcript to the Feb. 4 chat w/Dr. Dirk Terrell, who chatted about eclipsing binary stars, space art, robotic telescopes and more. Our next chat will probably be dedicated to new Citizen Sky members. Stay tuned for it's announcement.
The original announcement of this chat is below:Read more
Citizen Sky has issued a press release (in english and espanol) with an update on the project and including new artwork (including one image created by the aesthetic solutions team). This is being released at the Jan. 3-7 American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting, billed as the largest meeting of astronomers ever. Citizen Sky will be well represented there through posters, talks and press conferences. We will also be wandering the halls looking for neat news updates to bring you regarding epsilon Aurigae and other astrophysical phenomenon. Stay tuned during the week for reports!
And don't forget to continue your observations!Read more
As part of the registration process, we asked new participants what they felt would be their biggest challenge in this project. The #1 answer, by far, has been time. So we've put together a table of the amount of time needed for a sampling of roles in the project...Read more