Looking out for Asteroids!

1st February 2017

This week the students at Forest Gate Community School were learning how to spot asteroids. They began by using the Maxim DL software, where they uploaded the training images and animated them to look for the asteroid. Students spotted the asteroid very quickly and were very excited about this! They then went through the process of how to identify the RA and DEC of the asteroid in each image. This allowed the students to practice the process of reporting new discoveries.