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Peter Mattisson

Peter Mattisson

Peter Mattisson

Peter Mattisson is an amateur astronomer and the Vice Chairman at the Stockholm Amateur Astronomers (STAR) in Sweden. He is also an astrophotographer, spaceflight enthusiast and a passionate eclipse chaser with three total solar eclipses seen so far. STAR promotes astronomy-related activities for members and non-members, novice to expert. A wide spectrum of astronomy interests are explored at STAR through regular meetings, workshops, use of its two club observatories, public outreach and regional star parties.

STAR homepage: http://starastro.org/

Latest Blog Posts

Herschel observations of Comet Siding Spring initiated by an amateur astronomer

October 22, 2014

The European satellite Herschel acquired images of Comet Siding Spring before its death in 2013 — thanks to an observing proposal from an amateur astronomer!

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