The Other Worlds Project: Students Detect Exoplanets Using the MicroObservatory Online Telescopes

Gould, R. R. and Sunbury, S. and Sienkiewizcz, F. and Deutsch, F. and Ibrahim, A. and Dussault, M. and Krumhansl, R. (2011) The Other Worlds Project: Students Detect Exoplanets Using the MicroObservatory Online Telescopes. In: ASP Conference Series: Earth and Space Science: Making Connections in Education and Public Outreach, 31 July - 4 August 2010, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.

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Abstract

One of the outstanding goals of science education is to modernize the science classroom by engaging students in cutting-edge science. The availability of online telescopes, such as MicroObservatory, makes it possible for students to participate in one of the most exciting of current research frontiers: the search for extrasolar planets. Here we report the successful detection of transiting exoplanets by 862 students from middle and high schools in seven states, as part of the Other Worlds project. The project advances a number of educational goals, including improving students' science inquiry skills.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2017 02:35
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2017 02:35
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/666

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