EPOXI: Amateur Observers' Program

Program Element / Activity Title:
EPOXI: Amateur Observers' Program
E/PO Project Name:
EPOXI Education and Public Outreach
Contact Information:
Lori Feaga
Department of Astronomy
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
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Short Description:

The Amateur Observers' Program (AOP) is a web resource that provides information and resources for beginner, intermediate, and advanced amateur astronomers. The site provides guidance for the public to locate and share images of small solar system bodies (comets and asteroids). Amateurs from around the world use the site as a resource connected to mission events.  Funds are for site maintenance and public events at amateur venues (clubs, star parties).  http://aop.astro.umd.edu

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  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM