The Importance of Hands-on Experience with Telescopes for Students

Privon, George C. and Beaton, Rachael L. and Whelan, David G. and Yang, Abel and Johnson, Kelsey and Condon, Jim (2009) The Importance of Hands-on Experience with Telescopes for Students. Project Report. Astro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey, Position Papers, no. 45.


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Proper interpretation and understanding of astronomical data requires good knowledge of the data acquisition process. The increase in remote observing, queue observing, and the availability of large archived data products risk insulating astronomers from the telescope, potentially reducing their familiarity with the observational techniques crucial in under- standing the data. Learning fundamental observing techniques can be done in at least three ways:

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 04:35
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:18

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