I'm new to Celestia, and wish to participate in and hopefully contribute to Celestia development. 

Celestia is very impressive. I wish to have a better understanding of the system, and fix bugs for starters. 

I finished masters degree program in computer science about 1 year ago. I had some experience doing graphics programming, or simple scientific visualization software, but still a fairly green developer. I have close to none knowledge in Astronomy. 

I'm comfortable with both Windows development environment (VS) or Linux console (vi). I've sync'ed up to trunk, and could build and run it in VS. 

There seem to be some open bug tickets in the bug tracker. But probably I'm not there yet.. Any suggestion on how I should proceed is much appreciated!