amateur astronomy

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Acclaimed Canadian Astronomer Dr. David Levy’s Logbooks Now Online

Sent along by our own Prof. McMahon from the HASTRO-L (History of Astronomy Discussion Group) listserve… It isn’t often enough commented upon, but a considerable amount of the really interesting neighborhood (celestial, that is) observational astronomy is performed by amateurs (some examples can be found in stories by ABC, physicsworld, Discovery, or just google it) from the observation of impacts on Jupiter to the recording of increasing light pollution to the tracking of meteor show quantities to, perhaps most famously, the discovery and tracking of comets. David H. Levy has been a recent star in this area and, for those […]