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Amateur Sky Survey Keeps It Simple

Science  07 Nov 1997:
Vol. 278, Issue 5340, pp. 1012
DOI: 10.1126/science.278.5340.1012a

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At the other end of the spectrum from the $54 million, 100-astronomer Sloan Digital Sky Survey is The Amateur Sky Survey (TASS): $50,000 so far, and 10 to 12 people from varying professions, scanning the sky for variable stars. About all TASS shares with the new large surveys is a fondness for acronyms and astronomy.