Abstract

National Schools' Observatory: Bringing astronomy into the classroom
Education & Outreach
Dr Stacey Habergham
Mr Martin Coulby, Prof Andy Newsam
Liverpool John Moores University
The National Schools' Observatory (NSO) is a major educational website, established by Liverpool John Moores University, to allow schools to make their own observations alongside professional astronomers with the world's largest fully-robotic telescope - the Liverpool Telescope.

The NSO also provides educational resources to help with the challenging task of teaching science, technology and mathematics in the classroom environment. It has long been known that astronomy creates a sense of excitement and wonder in pupils of all ages. The NSO taps into that interest to further the pupil's knowledge of science and mathematics, while at the same time improve computer literacy and communications skills, strengthen critical thinking and provide experience the real-world application of science and technology.

This talk will introduce the NSO's current status and what the future has in store for both the NSO and the education arm of the Liverpool Telescope.

Schedule

09:00 - 10:30
09:40
Tuesday
EX - C33 (150)

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