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International Asteroid Search Campaign

Hi!

I'm Patrick Miller with Global Hands-On Universe (UC Berkeley).  I work closely with Bob Holmes of the Astronomical Research Institute (ARI) to conduct organized asteroid search campaigns utilizing images and to coordinate the follow-up images of any new discoveries as required by the Minor Planet Center (Harvard).

 

I know that your group of students is very interested in asteroid searches and perhaps supernovae searches.  We are running a new 30-day asteroid campaign Feb.-Mar.+2007, and would like to invite you and your students to participate.  We have space for 12 schools in each campaign, and would be delighted to have you join us.

We will provide you the software you'll need along with the necessary training to conduct the searches.  These searchers will be for unknown asteroids...meaning, any of your students who make discoveries will be officially recognized by the Minor Planet Center and International Astronomical Union.

There is no cost associated with this campaign.  It is an educational service provided upon invitation to qualified teachers and students, offered by the Astronomical Research Institute, Hardin-Simmons University (Abilene, TX), and Global Hands-On Universe.We hope to have you and your students join us in February.  I am available via email or phone 325-670-1393 if you'd like additional information.

Cordially,        

J. Patrick Miller
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics
Holland School of Science & Mathematics
Hardin-Simmons University
Abilene, TX   79601