Up ] Project Lists ] Resources ] Cape Elizabeth ] Brunswick High School ] Windham ] Bonny Eagle High School ] Gould Academy ]

Advanced Astronomy Sessions at Blueberry Pond Observatory for High School and Talented Students:

 

Blueberry Pond Observatory is located in Pownal, Maine.  The observatory offers a astronomical tours in one hour and two hour lengths using a 12” telescope, and digital camera for imaging deep sky objects.  Classrooms also visit for a two-hour tour in which students use the telescope and their eyes to observe the planets, moon, and brighter nebulas and galaxies for an hour or so.  They spend the 2nd hour using a digital camera attached to the telescope in place of their eyes.  The resulting pictures show much more detail than is visible with one’s eyes alone.  The students then keep copies of these pictures both for home and to supplement classroom studies.

Recently, a grant from Maine Space Grant Consortium, funded by NASA, has made time available at the observatory for High School students to conduct hands on astronomical science projects at Blueberry Pond Observatory.  Students will form teams of two, and visit the observatory over the span of a few months to select and execute projects using the telescope, digital camera, and other equipment there.

This web page serves as a central location for all information, resources, and status reports on these student projects...

 

Blueberry Pond Observatory
355 Libby Road
Pownal, ME 04069
Phone 207-688-4410

Click here to submit project materials for this website, or to contact us by E-mail.

Sponsorship inquiries welcome.

 

High Schools involved: (click on name for info)

Cape Elizabeth High School

Brunswick High School

Windham High School

Bonny Eagle High School

Gould Academy

 

Additional pages for this site:

List of possible projects for students to execute
List of resources and links to websites for project research

You are visitor number to access this page.

Up ] Project Lists ] Resources ] Cape Elizabeth ] Brunswick High School ] Windham ] Bonny Eagle High School ] Gould Academy ]

Copyright © Blueberry Pond Observatory, 1999. All rights reserved.