Apple Valley Double Star Workshop

Brewer, Mark (2015) Apple Valley Double Star Workshop. In: Proceedings for the 34th Annual Conference of the Society for Astronomical Sciences. Society for the Astronomical Sciences, pp. 91-96.


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The High Desert Astronomical Society hosts an annual double star workshop, where participants measure the position angles and separations of double stars. Following the New Generation Science Standards (NGSS), adopted by the California State Board of Education, participants are assigned to teams where they learn the process of telescope set-up and operation, the gathering of data, and the reduction of the data. Team results are compared to the latest epoch listed in the Washington Double Star Catalog (WDS) and papers are written for publication in the Journal of Double Star Observations (JDSO). Each team presents a PowerPoint presentation to their peers about actual hands-on astronomical research.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2017 10:02
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26

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