What motivated you to volunteer as a NASA citizen scientist? How did you learn about NASA citizen science?

I was fortunate enough to be contacted by Dr. Stephen Mende from UC Berkeley, an esteemed space physicist who found a blog post of mine about subauroral arcs, or Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement (STEVE), that I was photographing. He and I had several chats over the phone, and he ended up loaning me a special spectra lens that once flew on one of the space shuttles to photograph these arcs. He can, in turn, use the images I capture to make interpretations, etc.

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