Fraser-Smith's research took an unexpected turn inwhen he detected a powerful surge in ultra-low frequency radio signals in the days before the Loma Prieta earthquake. Mims gained attention throughout the U. Where Do I Draw the Line? Wake, a strong supporter of amateurs, says he was appalled last year when the United States House of Representatives restricted plans to use volunteers in a national biological survey proposed by the U. Also covered are evaporation techniques for various materials other than aluminum and general information on lens coating, interference filters and the cleaning of optics. The articles and the books are credited with helping to expand the hobby of amateur telescope making.
Nevertheless, the year-old Carlson sees himself as an ardent advocate for amateurs.
Amateur Scientists Making Significant Discoveries While Fighting To Receive Recognition And Respect
This sort of thing makes raving maniacs of most people, but TN's are of the peculiar breed of cat which thrive on frustrations. It ran a community website to promote networking between citizen scientists around the world. Aside from his group's scientific advisory board, Carlson notes that the society's four-member board of directors includes Paul MacCready, the renowned aeronautical engineer who built the human-powered Gossamer Condor, and Glenn Seaborg, an year-old Nobel laureate in chemistry. Indeed, professionals continue to borrow from "The Amateur Scientist" to find low-cost solutions to real-world research problems. He founded the society especially for practitioners frustrated by an unwritten law of academics: