2013 Student All-Stars Two

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Blog on this: How did you get interested in science?

In many of the interviews we’ve conducted for the lessons, scientists we spoke with invoked Sputnik or the Apollo Program as watershed moments in their lives when they got turned on to science.  In recent years a few researchers have tried to determine whether this is also true for the Hubble Space Telescope, to no […]

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7th day Tuesday

Today we had the opportunity to listen to Vickram about X-rays and how it works. I learn about Chandra it took about 30 years to launch also I learn about Nustar it was launch last year on June13 2012.

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Day 7

Today we listened to a lecture about X-ray astronomy, I had the chance to learn more about the history of X-ray astronomy. I also learned that it takes a very long time to send a telescope to space. It took about thirty years to send Chandra to space. I also collected more data from the […]

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X-ray lesson

Today we get to know more about X-ray such as how X-ray is formed, its characteristics and what it is good for thanks to Vickram. We also see various telescopes and beautiful images captured by them. The last thing is keep collecting the info from yesterday.

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Back at it again!

Hello Astros, today was also a very productive day as we listened to the X-ray specialists Vickram. He enlightened us on xRays and specifically the long formulas and many projects built in xRays to discover more. Overall it was very useful.

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Day Seven

Today we discussed X-rays in more detail. Here are the notes that I took. Vikram Dwarkadas What are X-rays -Highly energetic form of light, not visible to human eyes -Emitted by objects at temperatures>1 million degrees Energetic phenomena temperatures of million degrees(very large gravitational potentials:BH, clusters of galaxies) Wein’s law Looking for the source of […]

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Diving into the Universe

Today was definitely very productive and exciting. The class of astronomers listened to Professor York talk about the SDSS website and showed us how it was useful. Afterwards we all did an activity that gave us a more insight of the galaxies and stars in space.! Here’s a sneak peak..Today was definitely very productive and […]

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SDSS

Amazing work day! I learned how to gather data from famous places. I had professor York’s favorite galaxy! I really can’t wait for tomorrow!

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Day Six

Today we have started to gather data for our projects. We will be bringing our findings together to see what we have found, as a group.

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Collecting Data

Today Professor York spoke with us about galaxies. He explained how we can use the SDSS data. I collected data from some galaxies, such as the type, the coordinates, and red shift.

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Cluster Image#24

Today Professor York introduced us to galaxies. We now have to look at some galaxies and find their characteristics like their Coordinate, petroRad_r, ModelMag_r, Z(redshift), zErr.

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The second week

After listening professor York’s lecture at the beginning of the course, we collect astronomical info with very complicated number and measurement, which is interesting.

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