Transits, Binaries, and Hands-On Universe

Gould, Alan (2010) Transits, Binaries, and Hands-On Universe. In: ASP Conference Series: Science Education and Outreach: Forging a Path to the Future, 12-16 September 2009, Millbrae, California, USA.


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The Hands-On Universe (HOU) project is an element of the NASA Kepler mission education and public outreach, and as such, has one of its research projects planet-finding by the transit method. To get to that level of understanding and skills, HOU has a number of preliminary investigations leading up to the climax of planet-finding research. Those investigations are part of the Global Systems Science book A Changing Cosmos and include (a) sky orientation with Kepler star wheels, (b) understanding principles of CCD cameras and image processing software, (c) astrometry, (d) photometry, (e) a side trip search for supernovae, and (f) binary star studies. HOU is also undertaking asteroid studies project in connection with the NASAWISE mission which launches November 2009.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
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Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2017 01:53
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2018 00:56

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