Galaxies

Astronaut Visit

On the 2nd of July 2010 Astor of Hever Community School students welcomed Garrett Reisman, a mission specialist on the latest Space Shuttle Atlantis mission, STS -132.

Students enjoyed a day of astronaut themed activities.

 

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GCSE Astronomy Coursework

Keiran Davies, a year 10 pupil at West Monmouth school undertook his GCSE Astronomy coursework using the Faulkes Telescope in Hawaii. Observing the spiral galaxy M100, Kieron studied a supernova in the galaxy, and his results can be seen in the coursework here.


Is this the most galaxies imaged in one go with Faulkes?!

Oliver Tunnah, a regular user of the FTs took this great image of the distant galaxy cluster Abell 2065 during one session on FTS. Here is his account of how he imaged this cluster nearly 940 million light years away.

Bristol AS

Bristol Astronomical Society first became involved with the Faulkes Telescope team at the beginning of 2006 as part of a project on galaxy classification that we were undertaking with junior members concerned with galaxy classification.

For this project we imaged various galaxies including interacting galaxies such as the Antennae and NGC2207, and other bright spirals such as M100 where we were just 4 days too early to catch a supernova!

Astronomy with Art

Pupils at Goddard Park Community Primary School in Swindon got stuck into World Space Week but incorporating astronomy into their art lessons! Inspired by some of the images taken by the Faulkes Telescopes, Year 3 pupils produced some beautiful chalk drawings of galaxies, nebulae and various other astronomical objects. 

Here is some of their work:

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M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy


M101 is a face-on spiral galaxy over 20 million light years away in the constellation of Ursa Major.

Galaxies Projects with the Faulkes Telescopes

In March this year, we reported on a school in France who had recently begun using the Faulkes Telescopes in their classroom. After attending an EU-HOU/GTTP Astronomy Training Workshop, their teacher, Hevre Faivre, introduced the students to the telescopes, and to a project on galaxies. To read about their project, and how they linked observations of galaxies with the citizen science project, Galaxy Zoo, click on the link here

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