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Beyond The Stars

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We will use LCO’s 0.4m telescopes for in hands-on astronomical imaging projects for ~200 secondary students in four schools located in Indigenous communities in Canada. High school students will work together as classroom teams to select culturally-relevant celestial targets (observable during the period over which our program runs). Under the guidance of career astronomers and educators (who will be instructing remotely via Zoom), students and teachers will collaboratively plan and request observations of bright galaxies and nebulae using the LCO network. While waiting for their data, students will develop the data processing and analysis skills required to stack (or construct RGB 3-color images of) their requested observations using comparable datasets obtained from the LCO Observing Archive.

Audience Region
  • Northern America
Organizers: Dr. Heidi White, (University of Toronto/Dunlap Institute - Astronomy & Astrophysics), Julie Bolduc-Duval (Discover the Universe), Prof. Hilding Neilson (Memorial University -Physics & Physical Oceanog
Affiliation: Discover the Universe, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (University of Toronto)
Active: Aug 2022 → present
  • In-person workshops/training/mentoring
  • Online workshops/training/mentoring