Variable Star Research Experiences for High School Students, Undergraduates, and Amateur Astronomers

Percy, John R. (2008) Variable Star Research Experiences for High School Students, Undergraduates, and Amateur Astronomers. In: ASP Conference Series: Preparing for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy: A Hands-On Symposium, 1-5 June, 2008, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

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Abstract

This paper describes two education programs wherein students at the high school and university level can develop and integrate their science and math skills and interests by doing real research, with real data, on variable stars. It describes the objectives and nature of the programs, freely-available data (especially from the AAVSO) and software, and some examples of results. The same principles and resources enable amateur astronomers to do useful and stimulating research by analyzing and interpreting variable star data, as well as making measurements, as they have so productively done for over a century.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2017 03:23
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:10
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/539

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