Astronomy Live! Summer Observing Workshop 2014


In 2014, Astronomy Live! created a new summer observing workshop for high school students here at UCLA. In its pilot year, 6 students were chosen (mostly high school seniors) based on their applications. Over the course of 8 weeks, students learned the basics of observational astronomy. They learned to use the 14-inch and 16-inch telescopes at UCLA, took their own data, and used that data to complete research projects relating to astronomy and astrophysics. Workshop participants also heard short research talks from graduate students at UCLA. As a part of this program Astronomy Live! was granted two nights on the Lick 1-meter Nickel telescope to observe remotely. During one of these observing runs, the students were able to sit in and even control the telescope. As part of the data reduction process, the workshop participants used reduction scripts written in Python. To learn more about their projects, click the links below!




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