June 2016- Kromer’s project activities
- Observations in Rzepiennik, Poland
On 18th June 2016 a group of 18 students and 4 teachers from Kromer school took part in a field trip and workshops in Rzepiennik Biskupi, a small village in the south of Poland, where a private Astronomical Observatory is located.
Before they started observations, they were able to admire beautiful views of Pogórze Ciężowickie Hills, which, thanks to good weather, looked lovely in the late afternoon.
Then the workshops started. Students solved a crossword puzzle about astronomy in English, and visited a site where building of the first M.A.R.S. Platform ( a habitat to simulate Mars missions) is going to start in June this year.
When the night came the participants took part in astronomical observations (the main aim of the workshops). They observed the Moon, Saturn, Jupiter and Mars, looked for specific objects in the sky using SkyScout device and measured the darkness of the sky using SQM-L device.