College of the Rockies–COTR
Located in the East Kootenays in the South-eastern corner of BC, along the Rocky Mountain Trench. We recently placed an AllSky camera on the roof of our Cranbrook main campus.
In the Science department we offer University Transfer 1st and 2nd year courses, as well as Grade 11 and 12. Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Geography, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science.
Our Astronomy 100 course boasts a Celestron CPC1100 11 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain, a 10″ Meade LX200, a 13″ Dobsonian and a number of smaller 4.5″ Newtonians. We do constellation (and meteor) photography with Nikon D100 digital cameras.
Physics Lab Tech
Located on Highway 97 in the British Columbia Cariboo-Chilcotin area, Mile 108 Elementary School is the site of the second AllSky camera located in School District #27 (Cariboo-Chilcotin). This camera will provide overlapping coverage with cameras in Prince George, Tatla Lake, Kelowna, Penticton, and Osoyoos, thereby increasing the likelihood of a multiple site common capture.
To analyze meteor data with UFO Capture, refer to the instructions found under Video Analysis/Student UFO2 User Guide.
Download our Teacher Reference Documents (in PDF form) at our Downloads\References Section. These are collected from NASA, European Space Agency and other public sources.
There are three pages or more of files there: to switch pages click on the blue double arrows at the top right side of the page: “Page 1 of 3 >>” .
To download, put a checkmark in the boxes beside the files you want and hit “continue”. That should bring up a Download button, click that and it will download the PDF document into another browser window. (Note that some security filters may block this button, and show “[ad]” instead. To check, hover over that, you should see (for example) http://www.bcmeteors.net/downloads/finish/36/142.html, where 142 was the article number. Click on that [ad] icon to download it).
School District #27, in partnership with the Prince George Astronomical Society, provided Tatla Lake Elementary/Jr. Secondary School as a site for an AllSky Camera.
Established in 1975, North Island College is now comprised of four campuses and four centres covering an area that includes northern Vancouver Island and the BC mainland coast from Desolation Sound to Swindle Island. The college offers over 800 courses and programs in health care, trades, business, fine arts, tourism, and university studies.
North Island College has a unique tie to Tatla Lake Elementary/Jr. Secondary School. With the assistance of the Tatlayoko Think Tank and others, an astronomical dome and telescope were installed on the school grounds.
The first observatory to be accessible via the internet in British Columbia, it is used by students of North Island College as part of the Space Science and Astronomy:Introduction to Deep Space Astronomy course.