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Center for Computational Astrophysics
|Center for Computational Astrophysics|
The pair of near-colliding galaxies NGC 2207 and IC 2163. Cover photograph from “Laboratory Experiments in Physics for Modern Astronomy” (Springer Business+Media).
Hubble Space Telescope photograph, courtesy of NASA/European Space Agency
|Headquarters||Oak Park, Illinois,|
The Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA) is a research organization in Oak Park, Illinois, whose staff performs research into current areas of astronomy and applications of probability, statistics, and Monte Carlo simulations into other areas of inquiry. With a staff of retired professors from the Chicago area, CCA is the home base for the Near Earth Asteroid Reconnaissance Project, a world-wide network of amateur astronomers and small observatories involved in the discovery and determination of the orbits of near-earth asteroids, or more generally near-earth objects, with possible earth-crossing orbits. Its staff also authors textbooks in astronomy and popularizes issues in astronomy with the media.
CCA coordinates the efforts of a world-wide network of volunteers and performs data reduction and orbital position determination for near-earth objects discovered by the Near Earth Asteroid Reconnaissance Project. Its associates have published papers in game theory, internet traffic,, and random number generators.
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