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Helen Usher

I'm based in the South Wales Valleys - a far from ideal location for astronomy!  I enjoy general observing and imaging, solar imaging, and particularly sharing the wonders of the Universe with anyone who will listen (particularly children)!  I'm a STEM ambassador and an associate of the Faulkes Telescope Project.  More recently my focus has been on comets, including running a schools' observing campaign with FT for Comet 46P - inspiring the next generation of comet scientist?

Since 2017 I have been studying part-time for a PhD at the Open University (with Colin Snodgrass) entitled 'Observing Rosetta's Comets:  ground-based campaigns'.  My main focus is studying data collected by amateurs and schools, and looking at how observing campaigns can be made most effective.  (This is all quite a change from being a goverment accountant!)

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