Edward Gomez is director of education and public outreach for Las Cumbres Observatory. He is very keen on using the Internet to engage the public by using their telescopes and doing science investigations. He blogs at Dark Matter Sheep.
Mostly the Universe stays unchanged for hundreds, thousands or even millions of years. There are some cases however when some things change really rapidly. Recently I observed one of these rapidly changing, transient phenomena, as asteroid called 2012 DA14. I work for Las Cumbres Observatory and we have been trying to observe this asteroid since 5 February.