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Life cycle of stars - Plotting your own HR diagram!

New exercise: Explore the star population inside an open cluster!

In this project you will be shown how to use Faulkes Telescope data to measure the intensity of light from the stars in a cluster (a process known as photometry), through different filters, and plot the colours of the stars on a 'colour-magnitude diagram'. Once a measure of how “red” or “blue” the stars are is made, more informtion about them can be obtained– massive stars are usually very blue (hot), intermediate mass stars (like the Sun) are yellow, and the very lowest mass stars are red (cool). 

Try it!

ESA competition for secondary students

Be an INTEGRAL astronomer - competition. Deadline: 14 August 2009

To celebrate the International Year of Astronomy, and as part of the 100 Hours of Astronomy cornerstone project, the European Space Agency is running a competition.

Using data from the INTEGRAL mission students must complete four tasks to be in with a chance to win a trip to the European Space Astronomy Centre in Spain plus a number of other great prizes.

Read more: ESA competition for secondary students

EU teachers invited to France (May 2009)

In the course of the EU-COMENIUS project, teachers are invited to a training session in Observatoire de Haute-Provence (OHP), south of France.

Coming from 14 EU countries, the selected teachers will spend 4 days at OHP, free of charge, to learn new skills to teach science to their pupils. Dates are: 7 - 10 May 2009.

Read more: EU teachers invited to France (May 2009)

EU grants 300 000 € to HOU project

European Union supports HOU project 2009-2010 through COMENIUS grants.

The “European Hands-on-Universe teacher training and support program” proposal as a COMENIUS multilateral action within the Lifelong Learning framework has been selected by the European Commission (EC), out of 162 proposals.

Read more: EU grants 300 000 € to HOU project

Galaxy Zoo 2 has been opened!

Good news for Zookeepers from all over the World - the Galaxy Zoo 2 has been officially opened - it is available under address http://www.galaxyzoo.org

One should also pay attention to Galaxy Zoo blog at http://www.galaxyzooblog.org

 

Read more: Galaxy Zoo 2 has been opened!

Delphinus 3.0 - now available for download !!!

Digital cameras are increasingly popular tools for taking astronomical images.  In order to facilitate applications of Canon digital cameras in amateur and educational  astronomy we have introduced a new

Delphinus control panelar

software package Delphinus, available free of charge, which allows to control camera from your computer in the same way as SalsaJ allows to control webcams adapted for long exposures. Delphinus functionalities allow also for a basic processing of acquired images. Now, the new, extended version is available for download. Enjoy!

 

 


 

Delphinus 3.0 - new version available for download !!!

Digital cameras are increasingly popular tools for taking astronomical images.  In order to facilitate applications of Canon digital cameras in amateur and educational  astronomy we have introduced a new

Delphinus control panelar

software package Delphinus, available free of charge, which allows to control camera from your computer in the same way as SalsaJ allows to control webcams adapted for long exposures. Delphinus functionalities allow also for a basic processing of acquired images. Now, the new, extended version is available for download. Enjoy!

 

 


 

EU-HOU students catch the 2nd and the 3rd prize in the "Catch a Star" competition !!!

EU-HOU students from pilot schools in Poland and Portugal have won the 2nd and the 3rd prizes in this year ESO "Catch a Star " competition.

 Marta Kotarba with teacher Grzegorz Sęk, from MOA Youths Observatory in Niepołomice, Poland have won the 2nd prize for the "Galaxy Zoo and I" project. The polish language version of the  Galaxy Zoo  web site was opened in January 2008 in a common effort of EU-HOU.PL and popular polish astronomy portal Astronomia.pl.

The 3rd place of "Catch a Star" contest was won by Andréia Nascimento, student of Leonor Cabral. She presented the "Hunting 'O' stars" project. Congratulations to her and her fantastic teacher and of course the amazing NUCLIO team!