Have you ever wanted to operate a radio telescope? Well, this may be your chance. Join us for this month’s program as Christi Whitworth, Director of Learning Experiences at PARI, tells us all about robotic telescope operation.
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute uses robotic radio telescopes to explore our solar system and our galaxy. By training people to think through an investigation idea, we prepare a next generation of thinkers and explorers. If you give these people the control of the telescopes, we empower a new set of scientific investigators because the skills learned in this process carry into the types of thinking that American industry needs today. Join us to try your hand at moving a telescope and learning a little bit about how a radio telescope works. Then try out analyzing data from the telescope to see how we know about motion in our galaxy.
**Remember that all GAC members are invited to meet for dinner prior to the meeting. It’s a good time to get to know your fellow members and talk astronomy. We will be at the Golden Corral on Lawndale drive at 6:00.
Robotic Telescope Operation