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The Faulkes Telescope Project & Bioastronomy. Institute for Astronomy University of Hawaii K. Meech. Faulkes Telescope Project. Educational Partnership: Educational Trust of Great Britain (UK) Institute for Astronomy (HI) Purpose: Astronomy Outreach Location: Haleakala, Maui Hawaii

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The faulkes telescope project bioastronomy

The Faulkes Telescope Project& Bioastronomy

Institute for Astronomy

University of Hawaii

K. Meech


Faulkes telescope project

Faulkes Telescope Project

  • Educational Partnership:

    • Educational Trust of Great Britain (UK)

    • Institute for Astronomy (HI)

  • Purpose: Astronomy Outreach

  • Location:

    • Haleakala, Maui Hawaii

    • Australia

  • Operations

    • Remote control from the UK

    • Observe from classrooms

    • Queue Scheduled

    • 30% of evenings for Hawaii


The faulkes telescope

The Faulkes Telescope

  • Professional Telescope

    • 2-m f/10 primary – alt/az

    • 12 arc min FOV

    • Guider to 17th mag

  • Optical Detector

    • EEV CCD42-20 CCD: 2048x2048 pixels (0.135”)

    • 4.6 x 4.6’ FOV

    • Filters: Sloan u', g', r', i', z', B, V, ND

  • Near IR imager


Project status

Project Status

MOU 6/26/99

Enclosure – Scotland

  • Ship: 7/02

  • Install 11/22/02

    Telescope ship 8/02

Site blessing 11/02/01

Telescope

  • Install 1/23/03

  • Electronics 7/03

  • First light 8/03

  • Operations late 03

Phase 1 construction – 3/2002


Faulkes education program

Faulkes Education Program

  • TOPS Education Outreach Program – S’03 (NSF/NASA)

  • Take “master teachers”

  • Train for remote observing

  • Simulate the Faulkes Experience

    • 3 days learning to plan observations

    • 1 day planning, learn web interface

    • Receive data, learn image processing

    • 1 weekend to analyze data and formulate a report


What can students do

What can students do?

  • Young Variables: star form

  • Kuiper Belt Studies

    • Colors & physical study

    • Recovery  orbits

  • Comet Studies

    • Rotation

    • Space mission support

    • NEO Characterization


What can students do1

What can students do?

  • Extrasolar Planet Transits

  • Synoptic Studies of Jupiter

    • Rotation

  • Synoptic Studies of Mars

    • Dust storms

Courtesy of D. Charbonneau, Caltech


Project goals

Project Goals

  • Develop a teacher mentor network of teachers

  • Astronomer-teacher liasons

  • Provide software

  • Develop an image data archive

  • Increase astronomy content in classrooms

    • Curriculum materials

    • Science fair participation


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