NEXT SOCIETY MEETING:
9th November at 7:30 - 9:00pm
40 Albert Pl, Stirling FK8 2RQ
All members and prospective members are welcome.
Astronomy with an Online Telescope
Alan Cayless, Open University and Stirling Astronomical Society
The Open University's two telescopes in Tenerife - PIRATE and COAST,
together form the OpenScience Observatory.
The PIRATE telescope is
currently being used by undergraduate Open University students
second level astronomy and physics course, and the COAST telescope is
of anew open-access online course which is about to go
live. Participants on this
course will have the opportunity to use
COAST for observations of Messier
objects and variable stars.
Alan will describe preparations for the new online course, including
images and footage
from a recent servicing trip to Tenerife which has
ensured that everything is ready
for the start of the autumn observing
Alan Cayless is a physics and astronomy lecturer with the Open University
and a former chairman of Stirling Astronomical Society.