University of Alberta observatory domes


"Thank you so much for visiting our class on Friday! The kids loved it...they thought it was pretty cool to meet a "real" Astronomer! Thanks again, Janine"

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The Data Team will learn how to look at the data charts from RSP printed by the Software Team or work with the Software Team to look at enhanced views of the data to see how many "hits" have been observed and translate the findings and the timing of the hits. Send the results in an email to Sky Scan Central.

It is better to observe overnight when human activity is at a low ebb. Also, the number of meteors observable increases at around 6 a.m. when the leading edge of the earth travels into the stream of sporadic or shower meteors. These meteors tend to enter the atmosphere at a greater speed because of the Earth's velocity through space of 29.8 km per sec (107,280 km per hour). This higher energy translates into higher levels of ionization. As a result of these two factors, many radio meteor observers conduct their observations between midnight and 7 a.m.

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