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The Zadko telescope: A resource for science education enrichment

Coward, D.M.; Heary, A.; Venville, Grady; Todd, M.; Laas-Bourez, M.; Zadnik, M.; Klotz, A.; Boër, M.; Longnecker, N.


This paper describes plans for employing a new fully robotic optical telescope in Western Australia, the Zadko telescope, for evaluating education-outreach. A key feature of the telescope is the optimized observation-scheduling program, developed by our French collaborators who operate the TAROT robotic telescope network. It provides a simple interface for requesting observation time remotely, and has the potential for school students to participate in real astronomical research. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Advances in Space Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2011.01.005
Access Rights: Open Access


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