The Charles Sturt University Remote Telescope Project

McKinnon, David H. (2018) The Charles Sturt University Remote Telescope Project. In: Robotic Telescopes, Student Research and Education (RTSRE) Conference, June 18-21, 2017, San Diego, California, USA.

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Abstract

This paper briefly documents: the history of the Charles Sturt University Remote Telescope Project, from its inception in 1994; its achievements through its impact on students and participating teachers both nationally and internationally; and, its production of research papers in an environment designed to encourage the engagement of students. Its development was based on problem solving processes at a time when both the hardware and software were lacking and teachers more generally were afraid of getting involved. Collaborative problem solving amongst hardware, software and networking engineers working with science-education specialists occurred in a cooperative environment, where the latter was driven by the desire to improve science education more broadly than just solely in the astronomical domain.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2018 08:01
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 23:51
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1991

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