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Once In A Lifetime Experience For theSkyNet Citizen Scientist


Last week the top contributor to citizen science initiative theSkyNet travelled to the heart of the West Australian outback to visit the future site of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope. Mr Kim Hawtin, top contributor to the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) project, was awarded this rare opportunity as part of theSkyNet’s first anniversary celebrations in September.

“The key to theSkyNet is having lots of computers connected, with each contributing only a little, but the sum of those computers achieving a lot,” he said. Mr Wheeler said that Mr Hawtin’s contribution has been an important part of theSkyNet’s overall processing capacity.

Full Story: http://www.icrar.org/news/news_items/media-releases/once-in-a-lifetime-experience-for-theskynet-citizen-scientist

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