Internet Astronomy in schools using remotely controlled telescopes

David McKinnon, Helen Geissinger

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Abstract

The Charles Sturt University Remote Telescope Project makes available to primary and high school students and their teachers a simple-to-use telescope and electronic cameras over the Internet. Access to the telescope is supported by curriculum units of Astronomy activities. The telescope is not a robotic device. It is controllable in real time with images transferred to the user also in real time. This paper describes the project, the software control system and the related curriculum activities, and results obtained from interventions conducted with teachers and students. Discussion centres around how to ignite students' and teachers' interest in science and how projects such as this one may lead to more exciting coverage of important topics in the primary and secondary schools.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1st International conference on Information Technology and Applications, ICITA 2002
EditorsDavid Tien
Place of PublicationBathurst, Australia
PublisherInstitute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)1864671149
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventInternational Conference on Information Technology and Applications - Bathurst, NSW, Australia
Duration: 25 Nov 200229 Nov 2002

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Technology and Applications
CountryAustralia
Period25/11/0229/11/02

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