Cai Stoddard-Jones wins #PlanetaryScience4All Video Contest 2022
You can learn more about Cai's research and the comet chasers project in this great little video.
Montgomery School Comet Chasers
Great to see our comet chasers featured in their local paper (mywelshpool.co.uk) !
If you want to know more about the DART Mission then check out this article
(it includes one of our images too)
Comet Chasers Team at International Planetary Science Conference
This week members of the Comet Chasers Team (Helen, Cai, Tony and of course Chury) are at an international conference (EPSC2022) in Granada. They are sharing their experiences of the project and learning from other projects. Additionally they are catching up on all the latest research on comets and asteroids.
It is great to see observations from our schools being featured in presentations and posters.
Data collected on Comet UN271 by St Mary's and Montgomery schools were included in a presentation by Dr Rosita Kokotanekova.
An image by St Mary's school was included in a presentation by Helen Usher on ProAm-Schools collaboration.
Helen also presented the Comet Chaser work she did with Ynysowen Community School for the partial solar eclipse as part of a session looking at live engagement with exciting astronomical events. An image of the DART target asteroid system Didymos and Dimorphos taken by White Rose Primary School New Tredegar was also included.
And finally, lots of schools' contributions in Cai Stoddard-Jones's poster - from St Mary's Bridgend and St Mary the Virgin, Cardiff.
And the Rotato is gathering lots of interest too!
Comet Chasers Team present to international conference
The Comet Chasers Team attended the Europlanet Pro-Am Comet Workshop in Prague in June, to present details of the project and its outcomes so far.
The presentation was very well received, with many particpants interested in working with the project in the future.
Already the first module is being translated into Italian for use with schools in Italy in the new school year.
Asteroid/Comet 248370 Observations
Active Asteroid/Comet 248370
Setting up Observations of the object from a classroom
We have been excited to see our schools' observations of asteroid /comet 248370 being used in cutting edge research and cited in a paper to the prestigious Astrophysical Journal https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ac2c62
Read more about it here: