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
Las Cumbres Observatory

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

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3 weeks 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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1 month ago
Robotic Telescopes, Student Research and Education Conference

[RTSRE & iNATS 2018] First Announcements: Keynotes, Dates and Registration Open!

http://mailchi.mp/028835051412/rtsre-inats-2018-important-dates-announced-abstract-submission-and-registration-open

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2 months ago

OSS Pipeline processes images and photometry and delivers them to teachers and students. Latest development is an automated stacking routine that allows longer exposures without overexposed stars or ... See more

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3 months ago

Retweeted Brad Murphy (@bradmurphy73):

School Students Journey of Astronomical Discovery with access to a Global Telescope Network to do real Astronomy https://t.co/BfzRFaa9D9

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3 months ago
School Students Journey of Astronomical Discovery.

Access to a Global Telescope Network Over the past several years, I have been running Co-Curricular collaborative experiences for students doing real

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3 months ago

Retweeted Brad Murphy (@bradmurphy73):

@SACS_Official Here is an image by one of out year 10 Ss using a telescope from Siding Springs with @solarsiblings #sacs #aussieed https://t.co/5OB6f7NowX

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4 months ago
Our Solar Siblings on Twitter

Ss got a universe age of 13.5 billion years old. Verifying their results brought smiles to their faces. https://t.co/S7eb5iq95O @mareetimms https://t.co/iLZ93CHUjp

“Ss got a universe age of 13.5 billion years old. Verifying their results brought smiles to their faces. https://t.co/S7eb5iq95O @mareetimms”

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4 months ago
Matthew D’Souza’s Story – Our Solar Siblings

Over a number of months, I directed a robotic 1m telescope at the McDonald Observatory, to obtain images of NGC659. https://t.co/vwfsOjwt9k

Matthew D’Souza’s Story   Recently updated !This entry was posted in Uncategorized on October 1, 2017 by Michael Fitzgerald When I was in Year 9, I entered a project for the school science fair ... See more

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4 months ago
OSS Project and Student Research Posters at RTSRE2017 – Our Solar Siblings

At the recent RTSRE Conference, three independent student researchers had posters up on display.. https://t.co/67DCkOxdRP

OSS Project and Student Research Posters at RTSRE2017   Recently updated !This entry was posted in Uncategorized on September 30, 2017 by Michael Fitzgerald At the recent Robotic Telescopes and ... See more

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