One of the teachers from Gisborne Secondary College, Dale Barry, connected the Thorlabs camera to his own 200mm reflector telescope last week and took some images of the Moon that I had to share with you.
5 day old moon
Larger crater is Aristoteles
Slightly smaller crater is Eudoxus
10 day old moon
Large crater top left is Plato
Large crater lower right is Copernicus
Dale also sent me a link to this demonstration of pendulum waves. Great for pendulums, waves, SHM, period and more. It is also VERY cool to look at and shows the beauty of Physics very nicely I think.
Some other news items;
If you missed the Are We Alone discussion at the BMW Edge last Friday, see the story as told by the tweets put together on Storify by Dr Katie Mack
It is currently Global Astronomy Month (GAM) and you can check out the worldwide events here.
Get up close and personal with the Moon using this interactive image where you can zoom in and out to see the craters in all their glory.