Ten grade eight students from Roggeveled primary school in the small town of Sutherland (Northern Cape, South Africa), which is the home of the 3 x 1-meter class Las Cumbres Observatory (LCOGT) robotic telescopes, participated in an essay competition based on various astronomical observations they made using the LCOGT 2m Faulkes Telescopes in Hawaii and Australia. The various objects observed by these group of students include galaxies, star clusters and planetary nebulae.
Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope (LCOGT) announced this week that Dr. Todd Boroson has accepted the role of Director effective August 1, 2013. Dr. Boroson will replace Wayne Rosing, Founder and President, and Tim Brown, Science Director.
“Lets do some great science.” With these words Wayne Rosing announced that the LCOGT Southern ring was complete. Like many projects, science on the LCOGT network began before the completion of construction. Christopher Kim, from Maui High School, used data from the 1.0 meter telescopes in Chile to study Cataclysmic Variable (CV) stars. His project entitled, “Spectral and period analysis of Catacalysmic Variable System FO Aqr” was entered into the Hawai'i State Science and Engineering Fair, where he received awards from the: