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Gresham

Gresham College, London’s oldest Higher Education Institution, has announced the appointment of Professor Katherine Blundell OBE as Gresham Professor of Astronomy from 2019.

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The school that hosts our observatory in rural southern India gave a magnificent welcome to Professor Stephen Blundell during a servicing mission to the GJW-IN observatory.

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New GJW Publication

The jets of a Galactic microquasar have been imaged for the first time using wavelengths as short as a millimetre. The striking corkscrew shape of the rotating jets shows up beautifully.

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Operation Solar Farmyard

We have installed a solar farm for GJW-IN. We collect light energy from our nearest star by day, and store this as chemical energy in big batteries to use by night to observe many different stars across our Galaxy.

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Buckingham Palace

Professor Katherine Blundell received an OBE from HRH The Duke of Cambridge for services to astronomy and the education of young people. This was in recognition of her designing and directing Global Jet Watch.

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8.4-magnitude earthquake

On Wednesday 16 September, an 8.4-magnitude earthquake hit Chile. Its epicentre was just over 40 miles away from our observatory there, GJW-CL. We are very thankful nobody at the school was injured.

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New video finderscopes

Thanks to a Fell Fund grant awarded from the University of Oxford, our observatories are now equipped with "video finder scopes" so we can see the wider field around where the telescope is pointing, in real time.

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Ons vyfde observatorium

Ons is besonders dankbaar vir Derek Benham van New York se ruim finansiële bydrae tot die Universiteit van Oxford. Hierdie befondsing maak die konstruksie van die vyfde Global Jet Watch observatorium moontlik.

Observatoriums

Die Global Jet Watch projek bestaan uit vyf observatoriums wat op verskeie lengtegrade geplaas is om sodoende te verseker dat daar altyd een observatorium aan die donkerkant van die aarde is. Optiese sterrekunde kan slegs in die nag uitgevoer word. Ons observatoriums is toegerus met navorsings-gehalte intrumentasie en teleskope. Die teleskope is op die volgende plekke geleë:  

Amateurs

Met die volgende weergawe van dié webblad sal ons 'n inteken area hê vir amateur sterrekundiges wat aangedui het dat hulle belangstel om ons te help met die waarneming van ons teikens. Ons beplan 'n aanlyn-opgaarplek vir alle dringende data afkomstig van die amateur gemeenskap. Indien u sou belangstel om deel te wees van die projek stuur asseblief vir ons 'n boodskap via die Kontak blad