Networking of Small Astronomical Telescope Facilities in Education and Research Programmes on Subjects such as Variable Stars and Near-Earth Objects

Frandsen, S. (2004) Networking of Small Astronomical Telescope Facilities in Education and Research Programmes on Subjects such as Variable Stars and Near-Earth Objects. In: Developing Basic Space Science World-Wide. Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 307-318.

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Abstract

The trend towards larger and larger telescopes has led to discussion about the future of the many smaller telescopes. Not all science can be carried out in a few nights on a giant telescope. At the same time, advances in automation and communication open up far more efficient and time-saving methods of observation, enabling very large datasets to be obtained and handled. Small telescopes allow a much larger community to participate in and carry out real science. Amateurs and students can become part of the scientific community and can contribute in a significant way in some areas of astrophysics. In this paper, I will discuss modern studies of variable stars and briefly mention monitoring of the sky for Near Earth Objects and other special events.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2017 23:13
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 23:13
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1120

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