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Supernova discovered by Eagle Hill Supernova search team

Astronomy Club

We are looking for someone with a passion for astronomy who is interested in learning how to operate the 16" Mead Schmidt-Cassegrain coma-free research telescope at Eagle Hill. The plan is to start an Astronomy Club and to make the telescope available to its members. Training is available.

The observatory has a retractable roof and is located next to the Commons Building. The telescope is controlled by a computer that uses planetarium software, just like that used to control the Hubble Telescope. Our 16" telescope is set up to do scripted searches for supernovas and can be set up to search for asteroids. All searches are done by taking CCD digital photographs about every 35 or more seconds and then blink-comparing them with archived photographs.

The plan is to work towards offering public programs in astronomy,including viewings, classes, and lectures.


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