Sydney Observatory and astronomy teaching in the 90s

Lomb, Nick (1996) Sydney Observatory and astronomy teaching in the 90s. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 13 (2). pp. 173-178. ISSN 1323-3580, 1448-6083


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Computers and the Internet have created a revolution in the way astronomy can be communicated to the public. At Sydney Observatory we make full use of these recent developments. In our lecture room a variety of sophisticated computer programs can show, with the help of a projection TV system, the appearance and motion of the sky at any place, date or time. The latest HST images obtained from the Internet can be shown, as can images taken through our own Meade 16 inch telescope. This recently installed computer-controlled telescope with its accurate pointing is an ideal instrument for a light-polluted site such as ours.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2017 05:24
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25

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