Bryan Thompson

Bryan Thompson is a reporter for Kansas Public Radio.

5:38 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Tracking Asteroids From A Backyard In Kansas

Gary Hug built what he calls the Sandlot Observatory, with its 22-inch reflector telescope, behind his house near Topeka, Kan.
Courtesy of Gary Hug

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 7:55 pm

Meteors enter Earth's atmosphere every day, with most burning up before they reach the ground. But asteroids, which are larger than meteors, have the potential to cause some damage, and there's a man in Kansas who's tracking these chunks of space rock — in his own backyard, using a telescope he made himself.

Read more