At the scientific-practical conference “The Way to the Stars” and the regional festival of innovative projects "INOT_39",a team from the school 33 presented the idea of “Uniscope”. Among them are students of the engineering IT training direction “Star of the Future”: Lev Oganisyan, Sergey Kuzmenkov and Vladislav Ukhvatov.
The guys supported the development of a system for remote astronomical observations. Thanks to the new IT software, there will be open access to astronomical observations, regardless of local time, weather, geographic coordinates and visibility conditions for celestial objects. To collect data, the equipment can be located at an arbitrary distance from the user. This will not distort the information received.
On the 15th of March, the team, together with the astronomical community of the IKBFU and the Kaliningrad Innovation and Technology Center submitted a project for the competition of presidential grants and won. The Presidential Grants Fund supported the project in the second competition in 2022.
Alexey Baigashov, the IKBFU teacher, Chairman of the Astronomical Society, AstroModel Project Manager:
Uniscope is a promising project of our team members, focused on the creation and application of the author's system for remote control of astronomical equipment, data collection and organization of observations. The support of the project by the Presidential Grants Fund will make it possible to implement a whole series of activities aimed at testing and approbation of the system in the course of a real educational process in schools, as well as its use for demonstration and practical classes with students.
To implement the idea, it is necessary to create software, client and server solutions for it, as well as the necessary technical and methodological instructions. This will facilitate communication between equipment owners and remote users. They are primarily students, teachers and employees of organizations of general and additional education. As a result, the needs of the target audience in the field of remote observations will be completely covered.