A hands-on project for high school students to explore the colorful stars

Student interest in astronomy and other subjects: research and practical experience
4th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Tuesday Nov. 15, 2022
UTC: 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
, Thursday Nov. 17, 2022
UTC: 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

The Astronomy Educational Base of Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO) was established in 2016, through collaboration with high schools in Shanghai metropolis, providing a platform for high school students to practice astronomical investigations. With the advantages of rich astronomical resources in SHAO, various projects have been developed to help high school students understand frontier astronomical achievements and the ways researchers conduct their work. In our practice program of probing star colors, we attempt to deepen students' understanding of the star colors in terms of photometric measurements and the stellar interior properties, cultivate their ability of information retrieval, and also enhance their public lecturing and report writing ability.


Guimei Liu is a graduate student from Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO). Her research interests are star clusters and galactic structure. She has been participating in the Astronomy Educational Base of Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO) for two years, dedicated to helping high school students complete the practice research.

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