OSIRIS-REx Target Asteroids! citizen science observing program
CPE Product Development Lead, OSIRIS-REx
University of Arizona
Target Asteroids! Is a citizen science project which engages amateur astronomers in observations of potential asteroid spacecraft targets. The purpose is to collect data (e.g., astrometry and photometry) on asteroid targets to better characterize them as well as engage amateurs in the mission and encourage interest in STEM education and careers. OSIRIS-REx team members work with amateur astronomy groups to provide guidance, monitoring and collection of data.
- Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM