Published: March 15, 2005
The project web page is up and running. The address is:
Mr. Adkins has presented a talk at the Stockton Astronomical Society about the Teacher Observing Program and specifically this proposal.
Mr. Adkins' student Brielle Hinckley, a junior at Deer Valley High School, has started making telescopic measurements of the target object using the New Mexico Skies remote telescope facility. Brielle spent 3 hours observing the target using a variety of filters. A sample of one of these observations is posted on the web site and shows that 14" class telescopes can effectively measure this target. Other Deer Valley students are participating in the data reduction as an exercise.
Mr. Adkins also gave a workshop with a focus on infrared for teachers within his district.