Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Caroline Moore: 14-year old Astronomer

One of the things that I find very cool about astronomy is that it is one of the few fields of science in which amateurs can make important discoveries. One such amateur astronomer is Caroline Moore, who, at age 14, was the youngest person to ever discover a supernova.

Here she is featured on the "Moment of Geek" segment of the Rachel Maddow show:

She's great to watch because she's so enthusiastic and does a good job explaining her part of the project. She hasn't decided whether to become a scientist or study medicine or sing or pursue some other career. That's the beauty of being a teenager - her whole life is in front of her.

(I also am amused that they posed her with a small pink telescope, which she explains is not what she used to make the discovery.)

Tags: , ,


ERV said...

OMG she is so cute!!


Unknown said...

Hello Sir

Your blog is very much interesting; I am your blog favorites. also I follow your blog.

I have been maintaining this blog for more than a year.

My blog deals with current news on NASA Space Shuttle Missions,International Space Station News, Astronauts News and Moon & Mars, Aeronautics,Science & Technology

I have got many back links for my blog from related sites

So If you could provide me a link to my blog, it will be much more useful for user and young school and college peoples.

Around 8,000 visitors daily visits my blog. So it will be highly benefited for your sites also.

It would be great pleasure if you can add this link in your blog so that it can benefit our visitors.

Hope you would add my blog.

Please respond to me for this mail.

Awaiting for your reply.


abby, the hacker chick blog said...

Oh, I love it! Once again, thanks for sharing all of this awesomeness, Peggy :)

Emily said...

I really like to read about universe and watching the pictures is even more exciting. Congratulations Caroline Moor!