Amateur Astronomers Will Use NASA's Hubble Space Telescope
Six amateur astronomers will have a rare opportunity to use NASA'S Hubble Space Telescope to conduct original research. Officials at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) announced today that the observations were chosen from proposals submitted by amateur astronomers across the nation.
The amateur programs will use Hubble Space Telescope to study the birth of stars, spectroscopically probe the atmosphere of the giant moon Titan, attempt to settle a controversial theory regarding the nature of the cosmological redshift, and search for binary asteroids and dying comets.
The winning amateurs include a nurse, programmer/analyst, engineer, high-school science teacher, and college student.
Harald Schenk, civil engineer, from Sheboygan, Wisconsin is shown in this photo.