Monthly Update - June

Dear All,
This is the monthly newsletter for June from the Faulkes Telescope Project.
Faulkes Monthly Wonders
Each month, we at the Faulkes Telescope Project will be handpicking a number of astronomical objects which you might like to observe with the telescopes. They will be chosen as they are interesting objects to look at, with a number of educational activities that you can do with the images whether you're a complete beginner, or a more advanced user of the telescopes. All observing criteria e.g. filters, exposure times, coordinates etc will be given, so all you have to do is choose your targets!
This month's targets are:
  •     M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy in Ursa Major
  •     M66  - a spiral galaxy and part of the Leo Triplet of galaxies
  •     NGC253 - the Sculptor Galaxy, also known as the Silver Dollar
  •     47 Tuc - one of the brightest and densest globular clusters
As always we'd also like to encourage you to send us your completed images so we can showcase them to other users and the public. You can share them with us via:
Twitter: Tweet us @faulkestel using #FaulkesMonthlyWonders
Instagram: @faulkestelescopeproject
Email: Send an email to , tell us what you did and we'll put them on our showcase for all to see!
Upcoming Events
We have a number of events coming up over the next couple of months - more details can be found on the FT website here: but at a quick glance we have: 
1st - 3rd June 2016 - Urdd Eisteddfod, Flintshire
Members of the FT Team will be at the Urdd Eisteddfod in Flintshire, North Wales
7th - 11th June 2106 - Cheltenham Science Festival
The FT Team will be attending five days of the Cheltenham Science Festival 
13th-15th June 2016 - Space as a context for teaching science - Didcot, UK
This three day CPD event will allow teachers to learn from scientists and engineers from Cambridge University and the Mullard Space Science Laboratory who are behind the European Space Agency's Gaia mission. This is part one of a two part course and will be held at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Didcot, Oxfordshire. 
20th June 2016 - CPD Event - Springvale Campus, Belfast Metropolitan University, Northern Ireland
30th June - Schools Day, National Astronomy Meeting (NAM), Nottingham
There will be a series of talks for schools as part of the Royal Astronomical Society's NAM in Nottingham.
12th July 2016 - All day CPD, Dept of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University
If you have a problem... if no one else can help... and if you can find them... maybe you can hire...
The FT Team