In February 2003, Sky & Telescope and the SuperNova Early Warning System (SNEWS) conducted a test of the AstroAlert system. Here's what it looked like.
Our February 2003 AstroAlert test went very well. Here we report on what we learned, thanks to the enthusiasm and dedication of the test's participants.
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Observers watching the eclipsed Moon with binoculars in northeastern North America on March 3, 2007, wiill see a 5th-magnitude star wink out.
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After a two-year search, on March 15, 2007, Australian amateur Terry Lovejoy found his first comet.
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Please help us accurately map the edge of the Moon by timing occultations of stars during the August 28, 2007, total lunar eclipse.