STScI

Shadow show

The telescopes in our School Lab are good for observing the planets. Right now, an opportunity is presenting itself with Jupiter and Saturn. Although Saturn is relatively low above the horizon and the air turbulence is...

Air for the stars

The main mirror of our large telescope is relatively thin, but still weighs 80kg. To maintain the nominal mirror shape during telescope movements, it lies on an air bag, whose pressure is adapted to the respective...

Our third dome

In addition to our ‘upper’ auxiliary station at the school lab, we also operate a ‘lower’ auxiliary station. This very first station was already built downhill (i.e. below) our service building...

On the way to the auxiliary station

Next to the school lab we will install our heavy 40cm telescope. For this purpose, we have already poured a separate concrete plate and installed the mounting pier. Astronomy really has a lot to do with concrete. Now...

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