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Caroline K. Moore
Caroline became interested in astronomy at the age of 10, when she got her first telescope. Since then, she has volunteered her time working with children, in her community, to help them better understand space and astronomy.
In April 2008, Caroline joined the Puckett Supernova Search Team. She found her first supernova, SN2008ha, in UGC 12682, just eight months later at the age of 14, it is a type Ia-p supernova and the least luminous supernova ever observed.
In July 2009, Caroline discoveredSN2009he. Since then, Moore has been recognized by Local, State, and Federal governmental agenesis for her achievements.
In October 2009, Caroline was invited as the personal guest of the President of The United States to host a “Nightof Astronomy” at the White House.
Caroline returned to the White House in March of 2010, after being recognized in President Obama’s Proclamationfor Women’s History Month; the President called her one of America’s young heroes.On May 25, 2010 Moore was awarded The Astronomical League’s Jack Horkheimer Service Award, for her work in bringing astronomy to the public, especially young people. Caroline has been recognized by the American Association of Variable Star Observers, their first and youngest non-member to receive such an award. Caroline served as iOptron’s Young Astronomer of the Year 2009-2010. She has also appeared several times on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Fox’s The Live Desk, National Public Radio, Nova’s The Secret Life of Scientists, and Voice of America TV. Articles that she has authored have been featured in periodicals such as Sky and Telescope and Astronomy Technology Today. Caroline has also been asked to serve as an Ambassador for the Celestron Telescope Company and is the face of Celestron's new scope the SkyProdigy telescope.
Caroline is the founder and president of the Warwick Valley Central School District Astronomy Club serving six schools and 5,000 children from K-12. Caroline is also a member of the Rockland Astronomy Club, The Puckett World Supernova Search Team, the Orange County Astronomical Association, and she is the youngest member of the American Association of Variable Star Observers and is also the coordinator of children’s activities at the North East Astronomy Forum.
Caroline is 17 years old, an honor roll student, and will start her senior year at Warwick Valley High School this fall. Caroline is enrolled in a three year intense science research program and is studying SN2008ha and light pollution. Moore has completed her first collage level science research course achieving a 4.0 (she is the first in her school district to enroll and complete this program)
Moore is a trained classical and jazz vocalist, and has had the honor of performing for His Eminence, Cardinal Edward Egan. Caroline attends the New York Summer Music Festival, one of the world’s most prestigious youth music programs.
Caroline is an avid skier, a certified professional ski instructor and a member of The Professional Ski Instructors of America. Caroline is a member of the Adaptive Sports Foundation ski instructors team and is working to get her Professional Ski Instructors of America adaptive ( special needs ) level one ski instructor certification. Caroline especially loves history and politics. She resides in Warwick, NY, with her Dad Bob, her Mom Nancy, and her dog Rusty.
Caroline aspires to stay in the field of science. She has interests in medicine, psychology, and of course astronomy, but she will continue to consider music, politics, and history as future careers.
Up coming Appearances:
August 12th, 2011 USS Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum New York City, NY
August 31st 2011 Key Note, Ciudad de la Investigación University of Costa Rica, Closing of the Month of Science
September 1st, 2011 TEDx – Pura Vida, San José, Costa Rica
September 23rd, 2011 Connecticut Star Party
October 4th – 8th, 2011 American Association of Variable Star Observers, Woburn, MA
December 16th Columbia University Physics Dept.
Spring 2012 ( date T.B.A. ) The Hayden Planetarium New York City, NY
Need I say more
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