Our solar siblings: A high school focused robotic telescope-based astronomy education project

Michael Fitzgerald, David H. McKinnon, Lena Danaia, Ross Cutts, Saeed Salimpour, M Sacchi

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Abstract

In this paper, a robotic telescope-centric high-school level astronomy education project, Our Solar Siblings (OSS) is outlined. The project, an LCO official education partner, was formed as an institution-independent non-profit collaboration of volunteers officially in 2014, although the first version of the curriculum materials and approach was initially first designed in 2010. We outline the five goals of the project and the three approaches (formal classroom, independent student research and providing support to similar endeavours) we implement to try and achieve these goals. The curriculum materials, a central part of the project, are outlined as are their connections to various curriculum. The independent research project aspect and recent activity is presented. The article concludes with a brief update on the OSS evaluation which drives the educational design and the project’s future directions as of 2017.
Original languageEnglish
Pages221-235
Number of pages15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2018
Event2nd Annual Robotic Telescopes, Student Research and Education (RTSRE) 2017 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 18 Jun 201722 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference2nd Annual Robotic Telescopes, Student Research and Education (RTSRE) 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period18/06/1722/06/17

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    Fitzgerald, M., McKinnon, D. H., Danaia, L., Cutts, R., Salimpour, S., & Sacchi, M. (2018). Our solar siblings: A high school focused robotic telescope-based astronomy education project. 221-235. Poster session presented at 2nd Annual Robotic Telescopes, Student Research and Education (RTSRE) 2017, San Diego, United States. https://doi.org/10.32374/rtsre.2017.020