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Bringing modern astronomy into high-school classrooms
Author(s): L. Lehman; Lech Mankiewicz; W. Sliwa; Grzegorz Wrochna
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Paper Abstract

Nowadays less and less students choose science as their favorite subjects. The main reason is probably lack of interesting and not too difficult methods and exercises which would allow them to be in touch with modern ideas of chemistry, physics and math. One of the ways to raise students' interest in science is to give them first-hand acquaintance with astronomy. In this paper we discuss experience from a high-school praxis gathered with a low-cost system based on a webcam and simple optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5484, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments II, (22 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.568918
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L. Lehman, II High School (Poland)
Lech Mankiewicz, Ctr. for Theoretical Physics (Poland)
W. Sliwa, Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Ctr. (Poland)
Grzegorz Wrochna, Andrzej Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5484:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments II
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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