Telescopes in Education

Hennig, Lee Ann A. (1996) Telescopes in Education. In: Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series: Astronomy education: current developments, future coordination, 24-25 June 1994, College Park, MD.

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Abstract

Over the course of several evenings in June 1995, student observers from Apple Valley Science and Technology Center in California, and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia, participated in a joint effort to establish refined positions for the planet Pluto. Pluto's close passage to SAO 140853, a star whose coordinates are precisely known, will enable scientists to more accurately calculate Pluto's orbit. The accuracy of the distant planet's orbit is paramount in plans for spacecraft missions to Pluto and Charon.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2017 16:14
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2018 03:13
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/596

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