For years, solar system and exploration have brought excitement and inspiration to people of all ages. This is especially true now, with new opportunities for students and citizen scientists to directly participate in expanding our knowledge of the solar system. Amateur astronomers and students with wide ranges of equipment and expertise are making valuable contributions to our growing understanding of our nearest celestial neighbor. Learn how you can become part of the adventure!
Desert Fireball Network
SSERVI Central has been working to expand awareness and use of the Desert Fireball Network and “Fireballs in the Sky” app from our Australian partnership. We presented and demonstrated the app in a meeting of NASA’s Citizen Science Forum, and were able to get the app featured in the Citizen Scientists section of the science.nasa.gov website.
NASA Lunar Mapping and Modeling Project
The Lunar Mapping and Modeling Project has created an online set of capabilities and tools that will allow anyone with an Internet connection to search through, view, and analyze a vast number of lunar images and other digital products. The project website is a one-stop location for finding, retrieving, and analyzing data about the Moon, including the most recent lunar surface imagery, altimetry, temperature, lighting and other data.