The Future of Automated Telescopes and the Bradford Robotic Telescopes

Baruch, John, E. F. (2003) The Future of Automated Telescopes and the Bradford Robotic Telescopes. In: The Future ofSmall Telescopes in the New Millennium. Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 75-90.

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Robotic telescopes have evolved through the development of technologies, which started with precision electronic clocks, computers and intensified TV cameras. The development lines of robotic telescopes are outlined and the major applications for the different areas of astronomy are discussed. Just as precision electronic clocks made robotic astronomy possible they also destroyed the major national reason for the support of astronomy: the keeping of time. Now robotic astronomy has developed new reasons for a national interest in its development and support: access to the stars for school students to excite them with the physical sciences and encourage them into a career in engineering, physics, mathematics, computing or technology.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
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Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 05:27
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2018 06:09

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