New stars of astronomy! Discovery within a Week project successfully completed at the Scientific camp LANAT of Moscow University
August 30, 2016
This weekend saw the closure of the program ‘Discovery within a Week’ held at the scientific camp for children LANAT of Moscow University.
Thanks to the project on astronomy of the Foundation Noosfera, children made real scientific discoveries and named stars after themselves. Having learnt the basics of astronomy, by using professional programs schoolchildren discovered 6 new variable stars. All of them will be registered in the International Variable Stars Index AAVSO VSX.
During the closing ceremony young participants of the project received awards and commemorative gifts from the Foundation Noosfera. We hope our participants will remember this summer forever! As by discovering new stars they have become part of the international astronomic community and made a contribution to its work. Let us wish future stars of astronomy success and new conquests!