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Puzzling and soldering

Our colleagues Katharina, Lilly, Lucia and Sophia from the Aggertal-Gymnasium in Engelskirchen have meanwhile not only familiarized themselves with the telescopes of our school lab but also helped us with the...

The fourth wave

Since our first school network meeting, Covid 19 infection rates nationwide have nearly tripled. We take the scientific evidence on the virus and its variants seriously, so we are all double or triple vaccinated and...

Paint, varnish and watch the sun

We have a new supporter. Gabriel (12 years) is interested in the observatory and is enthusiastic about astronomy. In his school there is unfortunately no astronomy working group and so he will not only support the...

School Network Astronomy launched

Eighteen months after we had to cancel the first meeting of the School Network Astronomy Oberberg due to Corona, now 35 teachers and some students from 18 schools followed our new invitation. We presented our concept of...

Astrophotography under difficult conditions

It was once again clear, windy and to make matters worse not really dark due to the waning moon (brightness 55%). To highlight the structures of my desired objects Orion Nebula M42 and the Cirrus Nebula NGC 6960, an...

Cirrus clouds without telescope

When a star in the constellation of Cygnus exploded about 8,000 years ago at a distance of 2,400 light-years, it ejected its entire envelope. It expanded into space at high speed and today forms the Cirrus Nebula. This...

LEBENSFARBEN association at STScI

This year, both the student observatory and the LEBENSFARBEN association received financial support from the Lions Club Gummersbach-Aggertal. The Lions Club is very interested in strengthening the region through...

Visit of the giants

Students of the Astro Working Group at the Waldbröl Comprehensive School “discovered” the two giants of our solar system. These are the planets Jupiter and Saturn. At first a simple 20cm telescope without...

A teacher on the journey

Our club member Frank Bohlscheid teaches German and Latin during the day, but at night he likes to travel into the infinite spaces. As an experienced astrophotographer he always delivers new delicacies of the universe...

A book for billions

After the German book of our association chairman Thomas Eversberg about the alleged “moon landing conspiracy” has already been translated into English, Springer Science Publishing has now published a...