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It depends a bit on how precise you would want to be. A very good discussion on how to calculate the orbits of solar system objects is given in the book by Jean Meeus, Astronomical Algorithms (1999), which is at an advanced amateur level. At professional level you have the Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac by Urban and Siedelmann. For ...


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It depends how precisely you mean the same position. Take 2 since my previous attempt was ... optimistic. In the late 1970's, the outer planets were moving into a configuration that made a Planetary Grand Tour much cheaper and quicker. They will be in a similar configuration in about 175 years. But when will the planets be in the exact configuration? ...


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If you have good knowledge of software development and pattern recognition, there are several problems that you could assist in solving. Much of observational astronomy requires long time series data, and removing the noise from this data. I have just left the field where some colleagues are trying to develop some software to use image subtraction techniques ...


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The Kaggle galaxy zoo challenge is an example of a problem begging for ideas from outside the field. Sander Dieleman, with a background in deep learning and feature learning, bravely stepped forward, creating an image classifier utilising convolutional neural networks; his full solution is described fluently here. These kinds of techniques could be applied ...



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