If you ever wonder what how normal citizens can have an impact in science – take a listen to the latest Podcast from 365 Days of Astronomy and how a mild manner school teacher from the Netherlands found a strange object while participating in Galaxy Zoo. Now with the Hubble servicing mission complete – we’ll hopefully see future pictures of the Hanny’s Voorwerp.
Check it out on WorldWide Telescope with the tour I made after I first heard about it.
In 2007 Dutch school teacher Hanny van Arkel discovered a unique deep space object never before described… from the comfort of her computer chair! Learn about how her love of music led her down a path of astronomical discovery.