OSIRIS-REx Target Asteroids! citizen science observing program

Overview
Program Element / Activity Title:
OSIRIS-REx Target Asteroids! citizen science observing program
E/PO Project Name:
OSIRIS-REx Education and Public Outreach
Contact Information:
Anna Spitz
CPE Product Development Lead, OSIRIS-REx
University of Arizona
Drake 104K
aspitz@lpl.arizona.edu
520-621-2456 520-235-4000
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Short Description:

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.

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Evaluation
National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM