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Global Sky Partners

Authentic Ground-based Astronomy Research for Teens and Young Adults

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This Sonoma State University program brings astronomy research opportunities to teens and young adults from across the nation in virtual out-of-school settings. Participants work with a mentor to conduct research. Research focuses on photometry, specifically creating and analyzing lightcurves from variable stars, eclipsing binaries, stellar systems with exoplanets, and gamma ray burst follow-up optical observations. Working with advanced amateurs, such as AAVSO members, as well as NASA and other subject matter experts, participants build professional networks.

Audience Region
  • Northern America
Organizers: Laura Peticolas, Gordon Speer
Affiliation: Sonoma State University
Active: Dec 2018 → Jul 2022
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  • In-person workshops/training/mentoring