Connecting Classrooms To The Milky Way

Salome, Philippe and Radiguet, Antoine and Albert, Benoit and Batrung, Michele and Caillat, Michel and Gheudin, Maurice and Libert, Yannick and Ferlet, Roger and Maestrini, Alain and Melchior, Anne-Laure and Munier, Jean-Marie and Rudolph, Alexander L. (2012) Connecting Classrooms To The Milky Way. In: Societe Francaise d'Astronomie et d'Astrophysique.


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Connecting Classrooms to the Milky Way' is a project of the EU-HOU Consortium (Hands-On-Universe, Europe), involving 11 European countries. It is supported by the lifelong Learning Programme of the European Community. The main goal of this project was to set up the first network of small radio- telescopes dedicated to education all around Europe and directly accessible from a simpleWeb interface. Any classroom connected to Internet via any Web-browser can now remotely control one of the radio-telescopes and observe the HI emission coming from our Galaxy. The interface also provides the users with simple tools to analyse the data: (i) derive the Milky-Way rotation curve and (ii) map the spiral arms HI distribution. A special emphasis has been made to enable the young generation to understand the challenges of these wavelengths, which are currently at the frontline of the new instruments with the development of the ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter Array) and SKA (Square Kilometer Array) projects.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 27 May 2017 04:50
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:10

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