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Astronomy Research?

  1. Jan 22, 2010 #1
    Astronomy Research??

    Hi all, i am basically a software engineering student (pre-final year). I am good at programming and some math and physics, and i have so much craze about astronomy/space research and star gazing and everything related to astronomy.

    I wish i can take up some 'real' problem in space technology and do some research on it using software engineering approach and try devising a solution for that.

    I will be much delighted if some one can enlighten me about the stuff and about where and what exactly to start with. It would be much much helpful if i could get some clear expert advice on this.

    Thanks so much for answering! =]
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  3. Jan 27, 2010 #2
    Re: Astronomy Research??

    Same here, however I'm on my last year now.

    Recently I stumbled upon two really nice projects.

    First one is called Rover & Orbiter Delta Mars (official site, in Polish: http://rodm.marssociety.pl/ [Broken]). As the author says, it's an algorithm designed to create and show Mars surface in 3D, using photos send from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

    Second is the Galactic Zoo project (http://www.galaxyzoo.org/). Sure, less scientific than RODM, however still quite a nice idea.

    Also, there are of course open source projects, i.e. Celestia (http://www.shatters.net/celestia/), that probably could use some new developers.

    Any other interesting new things around?
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