Caroline Moore Will Be Interviewed by NBC and Fox
Posted 16 June 2009 - 02:57 PM
So how did all this begin? Caroline had been fascinated with astronomy since age ten. But back in April of 2008 Caroline won a green SmartStar-R80 telescope from iOptron at the NEAF astronomy tradeshow. Then in that same week Caroline and her father were having dinner with friends from the show. During the conversation one of them mentioned that an 18-year-old had discovered a supernova. At that moment Caroline vowed that she would be the youngest person to discover a supernova. And so Caroline began learning everything she could about researching and collecting data—which meant spending hours in front of a computer hooked up to several telescopes as part of the Puckett Observatory Supernova Search Team in New York. Then one night this past November she saw something out of the ordinary in the constellation Pegasus. A week after submitting it to the International Astronomical Union she received a phone call confirming that what she discovered was one of the dimmest supernovas ever found. “I laughed out loud on the phone when they told me,” says Caroline who is a freshman in high school.
This past February Caroline Moore was announced as the Young Astronomer of the Year by iOptron Telescopes. Caroline will be an active participant of iOptron's International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA 2009) initiatives throughout the year helping to promote astronomy with young people. “We are all proud of Caroline and her accomplishments,” says John Hou VP Marketing at iOptron. “The fact that she is so young and knowledgeable about astronomy makes her the perfect representative.”
Caroline’s school district in Warwick, NY also asked her to help set up an astronomy program to help foster astronomy in more young people. iOptron has agreed to help sponsor the program by donating astronomy equipment to the school.
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 03:33 PM
Caroline will be on The Rachel Maddow Show on Friday the 19th the TV show airs Friday at 9 p.m. Eastern on MSNBC-TV, and is re-broadcast on MSNBC at 11 p.m. and 2 a.m.and on Fox News channel some time Wed the 17th between 1:00 pm and 3:00pm.
Please note; breaking news drives the the networks and Caroline could be bumped if NBC and or Fox News are working a big news story.
Posted 16 June 2009 - 04:51 PM
Posted 16 June 2009 - 06:03 PM
I just set my recorder.
Posted 16 June 2009 - 09:32 PM
I'll be looking forward to seeing the interview.
Certainly an inspiration to all young ones interested in astronomy.
Posted 17 June 2009 - 06:20 PM
Youtube link to video- http://www.youtube.c...h?v=oNDXGO1-8Mk
We should all thank iOptron for the equipment they have donated to the school.
Posted 17 June 2009 - 10:56 PM
Posted 22 June 2009 - 03:33 PM
Just saw the interview and great job on that. Like the pink telescope.
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