• 2014 - 2015  The Search Continues . . .
     
    2012 -2013  We Bag THREE more !
     
    See our "This is MY Story" video thanks to Ms. Ivy Allen and her team.
     
    We had THREE major discoveries this year:
     
    1.  Asteroid 2013 EH54 by Nakul Kurane who found this little rock by putting in a LOT of extra time after school.  He just kept persisting when no one could see anything more on the screen.  A signature maneuver of all great discoveries!
    2.  Asteroid 2013 EV53 by Alec Lanteigne and Dominic Craig who gamed this rock into focus and tagged it and bagged it.
    3.  Asteroid 2013 EV53 by Arjun Sastry who was determined to keep at it until he found something.
     
     
     
    2009 - 2010   
     
    1.  NASA WISE ASTEROID SEARCH TEAM
     
     
     
    Launch Date:  December 10th,
                             Vandenberg AFB
     
    First Light:  January, 2010
     
    2.  IASC:  International Astronomical Search Collaboration:  NEO  (Near Earth Object) Confirmation Campaign with ARI Observatory
     
    October 12th to December 4th
     
     
     
    Former Campaigns:
    2008 - 2009:  The Space Dragon
     

    The Space Dragon!

    May 2009: Local Students Receive NASA Awards!

    Media Release:  AP Physics students of  Janet Ward at Broad Run High School in Ashburn, VA recently received NASA research awards for their scientific observations in the Killer Asteroid Project.  The Killer Asteroid Project is a world-wide NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration ) program operated by the Astronomical Research Institute (ARI) located in Charleston, Illinois, USA.
     
    The Killer Asteroid Project includes high schools, colleges and universities from China, Italy, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Russia and the United States.  Students working in the Killer Asteroid Project made over 9,300 measurements of these potentially hazardous objects in the past school year.  Some students also discovered new asteroids that had never been seen before in association with Astronomical Research Institute and the International Asteroid Search Campaign (IASC) ran by Patrick Miller at Hardin-Simmons University in Texas.
     

    1.  2009 CZ 2

     

    MAIN BELT ASTEROID

     

    Verified and It’s Orbit More Perfectly Shaped by

     

     Xavier Bullett and Christof Thurn

     

    AP Physics C Class 2008-2009

     

     

    2.  2009 BW2

     

    Leonidas, King of Sparta

     

    Verified and It’s Orbit More Perfectly Shaped by

     

     Lloyd Board and Brent Swanson

     

    AP Physics C Class 2008-2009

     

    3.  2007 UP9

     

    Heinen-Ham”

     

    MAIN BELT ASTEROID

     

    Verified and It’s Orbit More Perfectly Shaped by

     

     Kayleigh Ham and Nicole Heinen

     

    AP Physics C Class 2008-2009

     
     
    2007 - 2008
     
    BRHS_Asteroid
    Skip Page NavigationTHE "SPARTA" ASTEROID:  The AP Physics C students at BRHS discovered 2007 TO4 in the Fall 2007 campaign
     
    LCPS Press Release:
     
    JPL Small-Body Database Browser:
    and type in "2007 TO4"  (2007(space)tango oscar4)
     
    Washington Post/ Loudoun Extra.com article:
     
     
    2008 NASA/ ARI Commendation for Minor Planet Discovery K07T04W:
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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