All images captured and produced using the Perkin Observatory at Dublin School.
The Perkin Observatory at Dublin School is helping the National Solar Observatory develop the remote observing capabilities of the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope, equipped with a NASA camera. Director of the Perkin Observatory Joseph Putko formed this collaboration so that Dublin students can use cutting-edge technology and learn about the science of the Sun.
The Perkin Observatory and Mr. Jackson's Intro to STEM classes collaborated during their astronomy unit that focused on the Solar System. The students' Moon Lab had them visit the Observatory in small groups to capture and analyze images of the lunar surface.
The earthshine was barely visible to the naked eye, but, after overexposing the crescent, here's what we see!
Silas Howe '18 captures a shooting star in a deep-sky imaging run.
Looking 2.5 million years back in time...
The Perkin Observatory hosted Ms. Jackson's Biology students during their introductory unit. Life is an important theme in the Universe. Over the course of several evenings, small groups of students visited the Observatory to study some of the conditions necessary for life (as we know it) and the possibility of life on other worlds.