About the Project

Students involved in the ‘Solar Siblings’ project learn about and conduct authentic Astronomy which include learning about:

– How to locate objects in the sky using ‘Right Ascension’ (RA) and ‘Declination’ (Dec) which is similar to longitude and latitude on topographical maps.

– How to process the 3 images requested to make it a full colour image (as shown in the image below)

Once students learn how to do this they will then be given star clusters, some never before analysed, to determine their distances and contribute to real scientific knowledge. To do this students need to learn how to request an image from the LCOGT telescopes located around the world in locations that include: Hawaii and Texas, USA; Coonabarabran, Australia; Cerro Tololo, Chile.

Below is a feed from the ‘Our Solar Siblings’ facebook page which will be updated each time they add to the page. This is to give up to date information related to the project from the leading Scientists themselves.

1 week ago
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[RTSRE / iNATS 2018] Thank you! Wrap-up email and 2019 announcement. - http://eepurl.com/dDB4Mv

1 month ago
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[RTSRE/iNATS 2018] Program Online, Remote Posters and Dark Sky Observatory - http://eepurl.com/dzqSaH

1 month ago
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[RTSRE/iNATS 2018] Program Online, Remote Posters and Dark Sky Observatory - https://mailchi.mp/527a74efc33c/rtsreinats-2018-program-online-remote-posters-and-dark-sky-observatory

3 months ago
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[RTSRE/iNATS] ONE WEEK TO GO for abstract submission and early registration. An outline of major sponsor, Las Cumbres Observatory, and the social program. - ... See more

3 months ago
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[RTSRE/iNATS] Abstract and Early Bird 2 weeks away! DC-3 Dreams and Student Research. - https://mailchi.mp/9c3c727402ae/rtsreinats-abstract-and-early-bird-2-weeks-away-dc-3-dreams-and-student-research

3 months ago
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[RTSRE] Upcoming Deadline, Planewave, SkyNET and Proceedings Information - https://mailchi.mp/94ab01b2935c/rtsre-upcoming-deadline-planewave-skynet-and-proceedings-information

4 months ago
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[RTSRE/iNATS 2018] Early April Update: More Keynotes, More Sponsors. - http://mailchi.mp/49df05fa8f83/rtsreinats-2018-early-april-update-more-keynotes-more-sponsors

5 months ago
[RTSRE & iNATS] Feb 2018 Update: First Sponsors, Venue Information, More Keynotes.

[RTSRE & iNATS] Feb 2018 Update: First Sponsors, Venue Information, More Keynotes.-

Information update for the July 23-27th, Hilo, Hawaii-based conference on Robotic Telescopes, Student Research and Education and the international Astronomy Teaching Summit.

6 months ago
Las Cumbres Observatory

Tesla in space: Image taken from our observatory in Cerro Tololo, Chile:

6 months ago
OSS Brief July Update: New LCO portal and RTSRE

[OSS] OSS Textbook, Curriculum Maps and Depth Study Success. -

This newsletter updates users on the new LCO portal and how to use it as well as showing a little about OSS and other participation at the recent RTSRE conference #rtsre17 @rtsre2017

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