Becoming Researchers

13th February 2017

This week at Lister Community School one of our UCL astronomers visited! The students were learning about asteroids and how to spot them in the telescope images. They were learning about right ascension and declination to locate celestial objects. The students quickly got to grips with this and were able to locate the asteroid using its pixel position and linking it to the catalogue to find the RA and DEC to determine it’s celestial coordinate. The students really enjoyed this experience of real life research. They were all confident in locating the asteroid in the series of images. The astronomer commented on their enthusiasm and quick learning!

Well done Lister!