Category Archives: CSL News

The latest news and developments from the Citizen Scientists League.

CSL is Dead; Long Live CSL!

Over the last week or so some of our members have approached me both via email and on the CSL Facebook Group asking about how we might revive or reconfigure the organization to keep some part of it going. It is now clear that CSL will continue in some form or other. Continue reading…

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Wanted: Raspberry Pi Columnist(s)

Image: PC Magazine

CSL is looking for one or more people who are conversant in using Raspberry Pi and other types of microcontrollers who would like to share their expertise and enthusiasm with our readers. Continue reading…

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Citizen Science Musings: Vacation, Loosely Defined

Just a quick note to those who were looking for my usual Monday column this week. We are in the process of moving across town to more affordable quarters. I had hoped to put something together for this week, but the rigors and vicissitudes of moving prevented it. Continue reading…

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The High Energy Amateur Science Meets Again!


Our High Energy Amateur Science (HEAS) group held its February 2013 meeting on a chilly Sunday. Many interesting topics were discussed from meteorites to magnets and microwaves. Continue reading…

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Calling All Bay Area CSL Members and Friends

This is just a quick note; I would like to find out how many readers of our blog and/or members of CSL who live in the San Francisco Bay Area would be interested in meeting together offline. Continue reading…

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Citizen Science Musings: Take A Class!


I will teach a course on Elementary Mathematical Methods for Science. Continue reading…

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CSL Provides Unprecedented Access to Scientific Literature

The Citizen Scientists League is providing access to thousands of scientific and academic journals and other publications. CSL is proud to be the first such organization to offer this kind of service. Continue reading…

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Citizen Science Musings: Looking Backward

A last glimpse of the Venus Transit. Photo by Sheldon Greaves.

This is as good a time as any to take a look back at what has happened this last year. It’s been an interesting trip thus far and CSL has made considerable strides towards filling our mission objectives with a lot of help from our loyal readers and friends. Continue reading…

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MMXIII: Exciting Things to Come

In the new year, the one following 2012*, we will be doing new and exciting experiments in the Home Lab. These center around… Continue reading…

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Annual High Energy Amateur Science Conference – 2012


This meeting was another annual High Energy Amateur Science (HEAS) Conference hosted by our group’s founder, Mr. Richard Hull. When our group was known as the “Tesla Coil Builders of Richmond (TCBOR) over 10 years ago, we called these gatherings “Teslathons.” Continue reading…

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