STOP PRESS! We're excited that our observers have picked up another outburst of Comet 12P - this time nearly a 100 times increase in brightness - and were the first to announce it via an Astronomers' Telegram https://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=16270
See more of the analysis at Comet 12P Observations
....to the Comet Chasers Project!
This project aims to use the 'Wow' factor of Space, particularly comets, to inspire children in their learning across the curriculum. It links schools with professional and amateur astronomers, to enable them to use research grade telescopes around the world and be actively involved in astronomical research.
This page is a portal for access to those resources developed as part of the initial phase of the Comet Chasers project which was administered by Techniquest with funding from an STFC SPARKS Award. As the project develops we will be adding more resources, expanding into different age ranges and into other languages - particularly Welsh. We have just completed a sub-project based around the NASA DART Mission, funded by an outreach grant from the Royal Astronomical Society. Access to the telescope facilities in the Las Cumbres Observatory network is provided through the support of the Faulkes Telescope Project.
The resources currently available are designed for Primary School children in Years 5 and 6 (ages 9-11), but they could be adapted for different ages. We are working on higher level resources, and on Welsh language resources too.