Visit of Förster family, descendants of Frideric Förster founder of Braniborska Tower

On 18 May 2016, our Astronomical Observatory was visited by the descendants of Frideric Förster, industrialist and founder of „Zielona Góra Development Enthusiasts Association”.

Conference in Memory of Prof. Roman Juszkiewicz

Almost a year has passed since our dear friend and colleague Roman Juszkiewicz is not with us. We would like to organize a meeting to commemorate this excellent scientist, faithful friend and charismatic personality.


Two researches from the Department of Physics and Astronomy: prof. dr hab. Andrzej J. Maciejewski from Instutute of Astronomy and dr hab. Maria Przybylska from Instutute of Physics participate in the project entitled „Solvability, chaos and control in quantum systems". This project is headed by Prof. dr hab. Marek Kuś from Center for Theoretical Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.

Light pollution study of Zielona Góra

Light pollution study of Zielona Góra. A quick recording of various street lamps was done in an effort to map the light pollution around the observatory .

Equipment used The equipment was very simple .A diffraction grating with 300 lines per millimeter mounted in front of an 135mm telelens . The camera used was a CANON EOS 10D DSLR . The ISO setting was set to 800.

SN 2011dh in M51

Monitored from Braniborg Tower Observatory (BTO), Zielona Gora, Poland and Skinakas Observatory (SKO), Crete, Greece
We monitor supernova SN 2011dh that exploded in M51 in late May 2011. We are using both a 14-inch Meade LX200 telescope equipped with an SBIG ST-8XE CCD camera from BTO and the 1.3 m telescope in Skinakas Observatory. In BTO, we use either a clear filter and calibrate the images to SDSS g-band (with an alignment of 0.02 mag rms) or the V Bessel filter (not in the table yet). In SK, we use B, V, R, I, and H alpha filters.

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