Our school astronomical observatory has been working
since 1998. It is built on the plain roof of the school building. The main
instrument is the Cassegrain telescope with the mirror diameter of 25 cm. 3
telescopes stand under the transparent roof, which can be drown aside.
The name of our high school (or lycee) is II Liceum
Ogólnokształcące im. Mikołaja Kopernika w Głogowie. Our rather small town –
Glogow – is located on the river Odra (in Lower Silesia, southwestern Poland).
We work with teenagers from 17 to 19 in our school but both much younger and
much older people take part in different observatory activities. Only one person
works in the observatory – the physics teacher Ludwik Lehman.
Our observatory actively takes
part in Hands-On Universe program. We are specially
interested in WEBCAM ASTRONOMY.
Although our website is mainly in Polish we invite
you to look at it more closely. Some links are in English – for example FIST
LAW. You may look at all images that are easily understandable for all people
regardless of their languages. We specially advise you to take a look at our
photos of the Moon (Księżyc in Polish), Mars, Jupiter (Jowisz) and Saturn, all
made by teenagers using a simple webcam. Of course you may also look at our
images of atmospheric phenomena (zjawiska atmosferyczne), everyday (or rather
everynight) life in our observatory (życie w obserwatorium) and many other