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1.   Provide sound and experienced based advice on the correct and most appropriate equipment to suit requirements.  The packages  would  be  structured  to  cover  all  necessary accessories and for the system to work straight from the box. Also, the  equipment will  be  paired to deliver the teachers’
expectations first time without having add-ons.


2.   To set-up an intensive training program for the Heads of Science Departments and their staff, delivering a sound understanding of visual observation methods.  To deliver at the same time, detailed instructions and requirements on image capture and processing techniques.  It is envisaged that this be accomplished in school districts and would be conducted in 1-2 day courses.   This would be open to students as well. Courses would be structured to cater for approximately 20 people at one time to reduce costs.

3.   A very detailed set of instruction material has been developed, 15 tutorials in all, and already have been trialled successfully by The School of Astrophysics at Atherton State High School.  These include basic capture of solar data through to the detailed processing methods that I have developed.  They have been designed to allow student and teacher to easily follow and interpret. They will be structured to cater for the needs of the students from Year 6 through to Year 10. These may be supplied as hard copy text or by PDF format which can be downloaded from our website or whatever format is most appropriate.

Imaging will consist of three different wave lengths, H-Alpha, Calcium-K Line, and White Light. Many projects may be undertaken in the observation and recording of our Star.

 

Some of these include:
Filament development and evolution
Prominence formation and development
• The recording of Solar Flares
• See and Record the beginnings of Coronal Mass Ejection then follow up with SOHO.
Ellerman’s Bombs, Morton’s Waves
Animations of the Sun’s Active Regions (Sunspots.)
• Visual interpretation of Doppler Shift.
• Observe and record The Wilson Effect as in the shot below.

 

The text materials will also include detailed instruction on all programs used in the processing of the solar images. Most of which are freeware. These include Photoshop CS6/5 AutoStakkert 2, RegiStax 6, and I Merge.

4. Dont want to buy telescopes and cameras. Join us from our Observatory for a live streaming session. Choose what data you would like on the day. We will record it and send back to you for processing.

5. Provide an in-depth safety system and protocol for teachers and their students. These safety protocols will provide a safe protected observing and recording environment for all who participate in the program.

 

6. By providing and developing a data base of equipment in the system, schools may well be able to sell, purchase or swap equipment, particularly when up grading.

7. An alert system for major events occurring on the Sun in real time through the email subscriber system.

8. To undertake a program of evaluation of new and advancing technology and equipment, and keep those participating up-to-date with the latest information. This will also include new processing technologies as they are developing/developed.

9. To provide a sound and expedient repair or refurbishment facility for telescopic equipment for participating schools.

10. To extend the program to encompass the capture of our Moon and Planetary system for those schools that would like to participate.

 

Photos like these are easy for students with our modern cameras and equipment.

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