Town Hall

What's in Your Telescope? (April 2014)

In this month's "Searching for Space Rocks," you learned about David Levy, who never knew his childhood asteroid-hunting obsession would lead to discovering the famous Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet. Are you a mini Levy, glued to a telescope every night? Do you sort stars and galaxies virtually at Tell us about the science you're doing!

I like to look at the sky with my brothers telescope.

submitted by Netanel S., age 11, Katzrin, Israel
(April 1, 2014 - 3:01 am)

I have a telescope, too! This isn't really related to space, but I also do Cell Slider from Zooniverse, where you categorize cell samples and see if they have cancer. Finally, I also do Free Rice!

submitted by Saoirse B., age 11(almost 12!), Tacoma, WA
(April 2, 2014 - 5:43 pm)

I do free rice too! You should try the Seafloor explorer on Zooniverse, it's epic!  So is the Snpshot Savannah one! I do free rice because I think it's great how you can help people and give them food so easily.

submitted by Emily Y., age 12, Niles, MI
(April 13, 2014 - 1:48 pm)

Free Rice is amazing! I do the German section (I speak German fluently) and it's so easy, so it's very quick to get a lot of questions answered correctly!

submitted by Felicia K., age ???, ??
(April 16, 2014 - 6:29 pm)

I love the sky and the stars but I hate going outside. So I have a wonderful alternative! Zooniverse! I just love going to zooniverse and gazing at stars! Three cheers for zooniverse!

submitted by Aparajita,j., age 13, Sacremento,CA
(April 3, 2014 - 11:54 pm)

I have a telescope, but I rarely go stargazing with it

submitted by Catherine T, age 10, Hutto, TX
(April 4, 2014 - 7:27 pm)

I have pecans and pie crust in my telescope.*sarcastically* Thanks a lot Kokopelli! *normal voice* I STILL can't get them off!

submitted by Urania, age scientifically impossible to compute, Kokonino County
(April 9, 2014 - 3:51 pm)

Lunar eclipse Monday night.

submitted by Cat k, age 435273839373839373, Mountain view, ca
(April 13, 2014 - 9:45 pm)

I can't believe there's going to be a lunar eclipse tonight!


submitted by ?, age ?, ?
(April 14, 2014 - 7:10 pm)

I have a telescope I got a few years back. So far I've seen Venus- a lot- Mars- about ten times- Jupiter- only 5- Saturn and it's rings- about five with both, and once the rings with the bare eye!- as well as comets. SCIENCE IS AWESOME!!!

Unfortunately I did not get to see the lunar eclipse last night. :'( 

submitted by Felicia K., age ??, ???
(April 16, 2014 - 6:27 pm)

I have a science lab-my backyard!I have seen opossums, deer, foxes, raccoons, coyotes, and badgers!

submitted by Molly M, age 9, New Provedence,NJ
(April 18, 2014 - 3:44 pm)