Astronomy on gymnasium has old tradition (beginning in the '50s in the 20th century).
What are we doing?
When the weather is bad we have scientific lectures, because good astronomers need astronomical observations and also knowledges from other scientific spheres (physics, optics, chemistry, mathematics, geometry, history ...). With the greatest pleasure we watch astronomical slides, astrophotos, CCD pictures which have been taken by members of astronomical group, listen presentations of research projects in last years we also use the Internet technology.
When the weather conditions are good we go to school observatory (made in 1995) on gymnasium terrace, there we have automatic computer guiding telescope MEADE LX200, 10" (f/10) (made in 1993). In 1999 we have bought (pupils - parents's donation) CCD camera ST7 (SBIG). Some CCD pictures of our confirmation of nova and supernova and measuring of magnitude we have sent to ISN and VSNET. The light polution is very strong (city Ljubljana) but classical astrophotography is possible any way. In any case the conditions are good enough for learning the skills of astrophotography.
Our position (Sentvid-Ljubljana Slovenia): Gauss-Krueger coordinates system (official name in SI D-48). latitude (D-48): 46 deg 5' 54" (x_GK= 5106123) longitude (D-48): 14 deg 28' 15" (y_GK= 5459091) altitude: 335 m World Geodetic System 1984, WGS-84 coordinates system (GPS): latitude (WGS-84): 46 deg 5' 53" longitude (WGS-84): 14 deg 27' 58" Earth-Ellipsoid WGS 84 a = 6.378.137,000 m b = 6.356.752,315 m f = 1:298,257223563
The village Sentvid, 360 degree night photo panorama have been taken by club ADV (Dejan Kolarič) 11th of October 2005 from our astronomical observatory. It's beautiful but light polution is to strong, so the starry light is almost invisible. The panorama have been composed by Gregor Vertačnik.