• December 18, 2019
Six proposals are awarded a total of $57,906. The winners come from 4 countries on 3 continents.
• December 17, 2019
The Center for Solar System Studies, a perennial Planetary Society Shoemaker NEO Grant winner, is a small observatory that makes big contributions to near-Earth asteroid research.
• April 29, 2019
Our grants fund amateur observers, underfunded professional observers, and observers in developing countries who make vital contributions to NEO research.
• April 25, 2019
Each year, we ask our Shoemaker NEO Grant winners to help us tell the world about their work. Here's what they said.
• July 24, 2018
A global team of astronomers has found a rare type of asteroid, where two equal-mass objects circle each other in a never-ending dance as they hurtle through the solar system.
• July 03, 2018
A little-known observatory is s helping usher an Arab astronomy renaissance.
• June 29, 2018
The Shoemaker NEO Grant program funds advanced amateur astronomers who help determine if nearby asteroids will hit Earth. Here are some collected reports from our asteroid hunters.
• June 26, 2018
The Planetary Society presents a list of Frequent Asteroid Questions (FAQs).
• March 12, 2018
Seven very advanced amateur astronomers will help find, track, and characterize near Earth asteroids.
• November 07, 2017
Asteroid hunters named the first-known interstellar asteroid ʻOumuamua as a nod to its scout-like traits.
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