Tag: astronomy

Marjory’s Garden fundraises with dog wash

Marjory’s Garden fundraises with dog wash

On Sunday, Dec. 10, Marjory’s Garden hosted a dog wash at Barkland Dog Park in Parkland from noon to 4 p.m. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and staff from A La Mode Canine, a grooming company who donated their time to clip the dog’s nails, volunteered at the fundraiser. The cost was $10 for a wash, $10 for […]

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(Multimedia) Project Aquila launch delayed

(Multimedia) Project Aquila launch delayed

Saturday, Dec. 2 was the designated launch date of Astronomy Club’s weather balloon experiment: Project Aquila. This school year marked the eighth team to head Project Aquila with senior Justin Hing as project manager. Project Aquila is an annual experiment the Astronomy Club carries out to launch a weather balloon holding cameras and meteorological equipment in an effort to teach […]

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[Brief] Astronomy Club off to a stellar start

[Brief] Astronomy Club off to a stellar start

Thursday, Oct. 10 marked the first Astronomy club meeting of the year to be led0..1 by its two newly elected presidents, Lewis Mizen and Richard Doan. The duo discussed their plans for the year, involving fundraisers, field trips and general activities. The meeting opened with discussion of fundraisers, such as their Chipotle fundraiser in November and their dog wash fundraiser […]

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Cassini mission comes to an end after 20 years of service

Cassini mission comes to an end after 20 years of service

On Sept. 15, the Cassini mission came to an end as the spacecraft plummeted into Saturn’s thick atmosphere. After 13 years of service photographing the Saturn system, the Cassini spacecraft took its final farewell images.   The orbiter captured a series of photos prior to its speedy demise towards the ringed planet. The photos, received from over a billion miles […]

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Astronomy Club launches Aquila 2017

Astronomy teachers Kyle Jeter and Sean Simpson lead Aquila 2017. Aquila is a branch of Astronomy Club that constructs, launches, tracks and retrieves a small 2 feet by 3 feet cooler-sized styrofoam ship and send it up to the atmosphere. Doing all the work is a helium filled balloon that increases in the size of a classroom. Astronomy Club started back in 2006, and […]

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Jeter Wins Teacher of the Year

Jeter Wins Teacher of the Year

On October 13th, our very own astronomy teacher, Mr. Jeter, was declared “Teacher of the Year”, and he could not be any happier. “It is a wonderful feeling to be recognized by my peers,” Jeter said, “especially because of the tremendous respect that I have for my colleagues.” The way the process works is that all of the school’s faculty […]

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