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Pro-Am Astronomy


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A concept for an on-line platform for scientific collaborations between amateur and professional astronomers

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Pro-Am Astronomy

  1. 1. Pro-Am<br />A concept for an on-line platform for scientific collaborations<br /> between amateur and professional astronomers.<br />Pedro Russo<br />Leiden University/IAU<br /><br />
  2. 2. Vision<br />An on-line platform to foster the collaboration between professional and amateur astronomers. <br />Bring together amateurs and professional to make sense of the Universe through collaborations and data share.<br />A shared space and free resource to help the communities to achieve common goals.<br />
  3. 3. Goals<br /><ul><li>To increase the collaborations between professional and amateurs astronomers as well as other astronomy enthusiasts.
  4. 4. To foster pro-am collaborations.
  5. 5. To raise awareness of the results coming from pro-am collaborations.
  6. 6. To provide standards to pro-am collaborations.</li></li></ul><li>Sitemap #1<br />About<br />Team<br />Why are we doing this?<br />News<br />Including latest papers published in the framework of pro-am collaboration <br />Events: Meetings, conference, schools,<br />PRO-AM Projects<br />Current PRO-AM projects<br />Past PRO-AM projects<br />Submit a new project<br />
  7. 7. Sitemap #2<br />Scientific Data<br />Request data<br />Submit/Share data<br />Explore existing data<br />Resources<br />The scientific process<br />Standards in astronomy <br />How-to guides: Equipment, Software<br />Types of data: Images, Spectroscopy, Radio<br />Repository of presentations<br />
  8. 8. Inspiration<br />
  9. 9. Inspiration<br />
  10. 10. Timelime<br />July: <br />JENAM2011:<br />Public discussion<br />Establishment of a Steering Committee<br />July - August<br />Roadmap definition<br />First design mock-up <br />September - November<br />Recruiting editor (September)<br />Web-development<br />
  11. 11. Timelime<br />December<br />Website beta version<br />January 2012<br />Official release: AAS 219th Meeting — 08-12 January 2012 Austin, TX<br />August 2012<br />IAU GA: First review meeting<br />
  12. 12. Necessary resources<br />Webhosting and developing <br />Part-time (paid) editor/data curator<br />Promotion<br />
  13. 13. List of Pro-Am projects<br />Open Google document:<br />