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Sydney Observatory and Astronomy Teaching in the 90s

  • Nick Lomb (a1)

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Computers and the Internet have created a revolution in the way astronomy can be communicated to the public. At Sydney Observatory we make full use of these recent developments. In our lecture room a variety of sophisticated computer programs can show, with the help of a projection TV system, the appearance and motion of the sky at any place, date or time. The latest HST images obtained from the Internet can be shown, as can images taken through our own Meade 16 in telescope. This recently installed computer-controlled telescope, with its accurate pointing, is an ideal instrument for a light-polluted site such as ours.

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Dukes, R. J. Jr. 1990, in The Teaching of Astronomy, ed. Pasachoff, J. M. & Percy, J. R. (Cambridge Univ. Press), 159
Lomb, N. R. 1991, PASA, 9, 340
Ratcliffe, M. 1994, Sky & Telescope, 88, 38

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Sydney Observatory and Astronomy Teaching in the 90s

  • Nick Lomb (a1)

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