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Teen Astronomer & Youngest Person to Discover a Supernova

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Caroline Moore is an American amateur astronomer. At the age of 14, Moore discovered supernova 2008ha in the galaxy UGC 12682 in the constellation Pegasus. At that time, Moore was the youngest person to discover a supernova. This record was broken on December 31, 2010, by the 10 years old amateur astronomer Kathryn Aurora Gray who discovered supernova SN 2010lt.

Moore started her astronomical observations at the age of 10, when her father Robert, an avid astronomer and the co-chair of the NorthEast Astro-Imaging Conference, bought her a telescope. Since then, they built a home observatory in the backyard of their home at Warwick, 60 miles northwest of New York City. The observatory has a retractable roof and three "advanced amateur" level telescopes, such as a 10-inch Newtonian reflector. However, her serious observations were made not with her home telescopes, but at the computer screen. The motivation came at a dinner with family friends in early 2008 where she learned that an 18-year-old astronomer had found a supernova. She then said "I could beat her."

In April 2008, she joined the Supernova Search team at Puckett Observatory, a private astronomical observatory dedicated to the study of comets and supernovas. The observatory uses four automatic telescopes which digitally record astronomical images. This large amount of raw data is then processed on computers by volunteers, searching for unusual bright spots in the images, which could be supernovas.

After 7 months of browsing through the images, on November 7, 2008, Moore noticed a dim spot in one of the pictures from the UGC 12682 galaxy in the constellation Pegasus. She cross checked possible image artifacts and reported the finding to her team. On November 13, 2008, the International Astronomical Union confirmed the discovery of a supernova in galaxy UGC 12682 by Moore. On November 18 she received a phone call confirming that she had discovered a supernova, and a rather unusual one. Not only it is very faint, some 1,000 times dimmer than a typical supernova and probably the faintest supernova ever seen, but it is also located in a type of galaxy where supernovas are believed to be extremely unlikely. Alex Filippenko, a supernova group leader at the University of California at Berkeley, said on her discovery: "This shows that no matter what your age, anyone can make a significant contribution to our understanding of the universe."

Moore continues looking for supernovas, browsing through 200–400 images a week. On July 3, 2009 Moore discovered another new supernova SN2009he. She is also singing and skiing at school and participating in the Rockland Astronomy Club and The Orange County Astronomical Association. Her example has quickly become motivational for teenagers to join astronomy research. As such, she was chosen by iOptron as an active representative of the International Year of

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Teen Astronomer & Youngest Person to Discover a Supernova

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Caroline Moore Biography

Caroline Moore is an American amateur astronomer. At the age of 14, Moore discovered supernova 2008ha in the galaxy UGC 12682 in the constellation Pegasus. At that time, Moore was the youngest person to discover a supernova. This record was broken on December 31, 2010, by the 10 years old amateur astronomer Kathryn Aurora Gray who discovered supernova SN 2010lt.

Moore started her astronomical observations at the age of 10, when her father Robert, an avid astronomer and the co-chair of the NorthEast Astro-Imaging Conference, bought her a telescope. Since then, they built a home observatory in the backyard of their home at Warwick, 60 miles northwest of New York City. The observatory has a retractable roof and three "advanced amateur" level telescopes, such as a 10-inch Newtonian reflector. However, her serious observations were made not with her home telescopes, but at the computer screen. The motivation came at a dinner with family friends in early 2008 where she learned that an 18-year-old astronomer had found a supernova. She then said "I could beat her."

In April 2008, she joined the Supernova Search team at Puckett Observatory, a private astronomical observatory dedicated to the study of comets and supernovas. The observatory uses four automatic telescopes which digitally record astronomical images. This large amount of raw data is then processed on computers by volunteers, searching for unusual bright spots in the images, which could be supernovas.

After 7 months of browsing through the images, on November 7, 2008, Moore noticed a dim spot in one of the pictures from the UGC 12682 galaxy in the constellation Pegasus. She cross checked possible image artifacts and reported the finding to her team. On November 13, 2008, the International Astronomical Union confirmed the discovery of a supernova in galaxy UGC 12682 by Moore. On November 18 she received a phone call confirming that she had discovered a supernova, and a rather unusual one. Not only it is very faint, some 1,000 times dimmer than a typical supernova and probably the faintest supernova ever seen, but it is also located in a type of galaxy where supernovas are believed to be extremely unlikely. Alex Filippenko, a supernova group leader at the University of California at Berkeley, said on her discovery: "This shows that no matter what your age, anyone can make a significant contribution to our understanding of the universe."

Moore continues looking for supernovas, browsing through 200–400 images a week. On July 3, 2009 Moore discovered another new supernova SN2009he. She is also singing and skiing at school and participating in the Rockland Astronomy Club and The Orange County Astronomical Association. Her example has quickly become motivational for teenagers to join astronomy research. As such, she was chosen by iOptron as an active representative of the International Year of

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  • Caroline: Supernova 2008ha - YouTube

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  • How to book Caroline Moore?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Caroline Moore for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Caroline Moore, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Caroline Moore or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Caroline Moore?

    Booking fees for Caroline Moore, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Caroline Moore, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Caroline Moore?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Caroline Moore for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Caroline Moore for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Caroline Moore or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Caroline Moore or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Caroline Moore is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Caroline Moore for your event is available upon request. Caroline Moore generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jill Tarter, Karen Meech, Ashley Dove-Jay, Will Marshall and Michelle Thaller. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Caroline Moore for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Caroline: Supernova 2008ha - YouTube

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