Astro-education

Caspar Tielemans with a part of the Cunera-group around his C11 EdgeHD.
Figure 1: Caspar Tielemans with a part of the Cunera-group around his C11 EdgeHD.
Next to my own research the observatory is made available to the local high schools Jac. P. Thijsse College and Bonhoeffercollege. In addition we organised a Moon-party in 2018 for a group of approximately 50 children of the primary school Cunera. In that occasion I was assisted by Rob Musquetier and Caspar Tielemans, who both brought in their own equipment (see figure 1).

High school students can do their Experimental Research at InFINNity Deck, which they usually do in groups of two. So far 8 students did their research in 2018, while this has already grown to 10 for 2019. They either come up with their own ideas or I supply them. In this way already a wide variety of topics have been covered. Weather permitting the students can do the observations under my guidance, and otherwise I can supply them with the necessary data from previous observations done by myself or befriended observers.

Of course the observatory is also used for visual observing and for astrophotography.



If you have any questions and/or remarks please let me know.


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