Control your OWN Robotic Telescope for White House Astronomy Night
Dear Astronomy educators and enthusiasts,
On October 19, the White House is hosting White House Astronomy Night, and YOU can join the celebration. Not in DC? No telescope? Cloudy skies? Don’t worry, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, in collaboration with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope, invite you to become an astrophotographer. Use the online MicroObservatory Network to capture your very own images of space with real telescopes that you control over the internet! Once you download your image, use free image-processing software to enhance and colorize it, just like professional astronomers do. Then, find an image of the same space object taken by one of NASA’s space telescopes. Share your image compared with your NASA image on your favorite social network!
Find out how to participate in the MicroObservatory Astrophotography Challenge here.