Colloquium on 14 May 2015
Using Remote Telescopes to Expand Astronomy Access in Universities

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Title: Using Remote Telescopes to Expand Astronomy Access in Universities
Speaker: Ram Venuogopal
Date: Thursday, 14 May 2015
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Venue: SAAO Auditorium

Abstract

More than a decade has passed since telescopes were first used over the internet for the purposes of teaching and education. Yet, the concept has never managed to ‘break out’. The explosion of robotic and remote telescopes has contributed immensely to research but with not enough examples in education at universities & schools. This talk will share what has been done and how the OAD plans  to leverage these telescopes in the field of education.

The OAD is currently hosting the Ultrascope team who have built a 3D printed, open design, robotic telescope. They will be present with their telescope during the talk.

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