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Aging the Stars

 

 

Poster form Goleta Valley Junior High School by  Daniel Godinez Alcantara and Caylin Canales (13 yrs old) - 4th Place in Pysics & Astronomy division at California State Science Fair.

 

 

 

 

 

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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Detecting the dwarfs!

On Tuesday May 18th, pupils at College Le Monteil in France, together with their teacher Andre Debackere, used FTS to image two of the dwarf planets in our Solar System - Pluto and Ceres.

 

The images of Pluto, taken with the R filter for 30s were then made into an animted gif, shown below. Pluto can clearly be seen near the middle of the image, moving against the starry background.

 

 

Finding the Asteroid 2007 UR2 - Observations with Faulkes Telescope North

In January this year, 2 students from Victoria College, Belfast, worked with astronomers at the Armagh Observatory, and found a very exciting object! Read their report of their observations here...

169P/NEAT: A Comet or an Asteroid?

Two students from Our Lady and St. Patrick's College, Knock, and Bangor Grammar School in Northern Ireland worked with astronomers at the Armagh Observatory in January this year, observing comets and unusual asteroids. Read the report they wrote about their work here...

Astronomy projects with the Faulkes Telescopes

In June 2009 three senior school physics students from West Galilee handed in their research projects completed using data from the Faulkes Telescopes to the Board of Education in Israel.

40% of the students final grade in physics was based on these projects. Teachers examined each student for over an hour and were very impressed saying that they would have liked to give one student in particular more than 100%.


The Faulkes Telescopes and the Nuffield Science Bursary Scheme

As part of the 2009 Nuffield Science Bursary Scheme, two students from Northern Ireland carried out summer projects under the supervision of Dr David Asher at Armagh Observatory. Details of the projects they carried out can be found by clicking here.


Faulkes Telescope Projects

Jeff Stanger, a teacher at Sydney Girls High School, has written a number of projects based around using the Faulkes Telescopes in the classroom. His excellent activities and worksheets can be found by clicking on the link here

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.


Faulkes Telescope Project Poster

Christs Hospital School produced this FT poster to advertise their activities in astronomy for their School Open Day.

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