STScI

SchoolLab

The laboratory consists of three identical observation stations. They are extensively equipped with instruments. These include eyepieces and filters, a digital colour camera for deep sky observations of beginners, a scientific CCD detector and a spectrograph for advanced students. The deployable shelters also serve as heated control rooms. The telescopes and their cameras can therefore be controlled both with the manual control unit and with the computer from the control room. In case of high demand, it is planned that the observatory will be accessible through a special booking system for all schools in the region. Astro groups in the school network and other teams can book astronomical observations via the course supervisors, so that a large number of pupils come into contact with astronomical questions.