GNAT: A Global Network of Small Astronomical Telescopes

Crawford, David L. and Craine, Eric R. (1996) GNAT: A Global Network of Small Astronomical Telescopes. 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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There is a pressing need for quality small telescopes for astronomical research and for education. Such telescopes, with good instrumentation and software, can do frontier research in many areas, and they can and do make a major positive impact on science education. This need is global: the interest in astronomy is universal, both in students and in amateur and professional astronomers. Technology is such today that quality small telescopes can be produced for a reasonable cost. We believe that such new generation small telescopes are an essential part of a balanced and rational approach for astronomical facilities. We have proposed, and are beginning to develop, a global network of such telescopes. A number of universities and individuals are already formal members. We invite you to participate.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
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Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2017 14:50
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:10

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