Locals wanted to participate in scientific study
If you’ve ever wondered if there is anything beyond our solar system, you have a once in a lifetime opportunity to team up with actual scientists and explore the world beyond. Four Lassen County residents have already signed on as a team and they are looking for others with an interest in the great beyond to join them.
Jim Reichle, Rueben Mahnke, Buck Bateson and Kevin Sweeney are science enthusiasts participating in the Research and Education Cooperative Occultation Network (RECON) citizen science research project aimed at exploring the outer solar system.
Funded by the National Science FoundationDivision of Astronomical Sciences, the project involves teachers, students, amateur astronomers and community members from across the Western United States who will conduct coordinated telescope observations to measure the sizes of asteroids in orbits well beyond the planet Saturn.