Hunting for Killer Asteroids at EIU March 1, 2010Posted by jcconwell in Asteroids.
Tags: ARI, Asteroid, EIU
This weekend at Eastern Illinois University, was the WISE (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) Teacher Education Workshop, Presented by Vivian Hoette of Yerkes Observatory and Robert Holmes of the Astronomical Research Institute (ARI) and EIU.
The workshop was held in one of the Physics department’s Computer Lab where we spent the day learning how to use the program Astrometrica to search for asteroids. On Friday and Saturday night we went to ARI, to learn how the 24″ and 32″ telescopes gather the nightly photos that we use to hunt for NEO’s (Near earth Objects) that could potentially be on a collision course for Earth.
On the afternoon break we saw the 30″ telescope that the students at EIU are helping to refurbish
For more pictures of the workshop go to the ARI Site