STScI

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...

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