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Kvarngärdesskolan 1

PHOTO: Brady Caldwell
DATE: 27 Mars 2012
The girls group of the 7th class science students from Kvarngärdesskolan looking at the Sun through the solar telescope piggybacking on the Westerlund telescope. Venus was also shown, but through the main telescope.

The group were welcomed by Lic Ola Karlsson of the Uppsala Astronomical Observatory. The students had the telescope optics explained and were told of the asteroids, extrasolar planets and galaxies that are the usual objects of interest for this instrument. The technology of the telescope control room was also explained. On the platform surrounding the dome a small portable telescope was used to give a feeling of the resolving power by watching the clock on Danmark's Church, about 5.5 kilometers to the east of the telescope.

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