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Finally the earth tilts “right” again

Of course, there is no objective “right” or “wrong” in this case, but most amateur astronomers know a subjective one. The inclination of the earth’s axis in relation to the sun influences...

On the way to professional measurements

Thanks to a substantial public grant, we were able to finance a spectrograph for our large telescope. With this instrument we will be able to perform professional measurements of stars and participate in the search for...

Research campaign at STScI

With the instruments of the school observatory, research campaigns can be carried out on a professional level. Our colleague Christoph Quandt from Lübeck has been working on the study of the yellow hypergiant rho...

A new nearby supernova

A week ago, a new supernova, or exploding star, was discovered in the Pinwheel Galaxy, 21 million light-years away. While this event can’t be seen with the naked eye, the equipment in the school lab makes it easy...

Motorcycle Rockers at the Observatory

We had already feared it – again and again one warned us that our observatory could attract also dubious figures, but we dismissed this again and again as exaggerated fear. Today it happened. The first rocker...

Astronomy is civil engineering

After all the years of construction, we still experience special machines for our work from time to time. A vibrating plate was in our professional use at some point, but not in the fingers of our club members. Simon...

The observatory is officially opened

Together with our sponsors and helpers we celebrated the opening of the observatory on May 6. The appreciation of the supporters by our association board (Dr. Thomas Eversberg), greetings from the Oberbergischer Kreis...

Astrophysics in the school lab

Sodium on the sun. Girls Day at STScI on April 27, 2023: At one of the observation stations in the school lab, the young women were able to experience in their own experiment how astrophysicists gain knowledge with the...

Astrophysics on the kitchen table

We were lucky! We had good weather and so we could not only present our work and the observatory to sixteen guests for Girl’s Day, but also perform several practical experiments and observations. Probably none of...

Astrophotography on Girls’Day

Welcome to the Girls’Day at April 27 at the school observatory Waldbröl/Schnörringen. The Schnörringen Telescope Science Institute (STScI) operates an observatory for youngsters in Waldbröl with the largest...

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