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Target Asteroids!

Target Asteroids! is a citizen science project which engages amateur astronomers in observations of potential asteroid spacecraft targets. The purpose is to collect data (e.g., astrometry and photometry) on asteroid targets to better characterize them as well as engage amateurs in the mission and encourage interest in STEM education and careers. OSIRIS-REx team members work with amateur astronomy groups to provide guidance, monitoring and collection of data.

Project URL: http://www.asteroidmission.org/get-involved/target-asteroids/

Geographic Scope: World

Status: Active

Recruiting Volunteers: Yes, this project is recruiting

Participation Tasks: Measurement, Photography,

Start Date: 2016-04-19

Project Contact: dhill@lpl.arizona.edu, chergen@lpl.arizona.edu

Federal Government Sponsor:

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Other Federal Government Sponsor:

Name of Nonfederal Sponsors: University of Arizona, Astronomical League, Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers

Project Topic: Astronomy and space,

Intended Outcomes: Research development, Individual learning,