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ERIC Number: EJ1101065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 6
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ISSN: ISSN-2374-6246
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Crowdfunding Astronomy Research with Google Sky
Metcalfe, Travis S.
Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education, v2 n2 p109-114 Dec 2015
For nearly four years, NASA's Kepler space telescope searched for planets like Earth around more than 150,000 stars similar to the Sun. In 2008 with in-kind support from several technology companies, our non-profit organization established the Pale Blue Dot Project, an adopt-a-star program that supports scientific research on the stars observed by the Kepler mission. To help other astronomy educators conduct successful fundraising efforts, I describe how this innovative crowdfunding program successfully engaged the public over the past seven years to help support an international team in an era of economic austerity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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