Haus der Astronomie/Max Planck Institute for Astronomy
All Sessions by Markus Pössel
Tuesday - September 17, 2019
Working with authentic astronomical data in an education setting - a practical perspective
12:00 - 12:15
"Summer internships for high school students at Haus der Astronomie, which we have offered since 2009, we try to make use of archival data to provide genuine research experience to our participants. This talk recounts how our practices in using archival image and spectral data have evolved over time, describes some of the challenges of working with real data (and some of the resulting limitations) that our students have faced, and closes with some more general thoughts on integrating data into educational settings, and on what research astronomers can do facilitate educational use of their data.
M. Pössel 2019, A Beginner's Guide to Working with Astronomical Data, arXiv:1905.13189
M. Brea-Carreras, M. Thiel and M. Pössel 2018, Simulating Tidal Interactions between Galaxies: A Pre-University Student Project, arXiv:1812.00779"""""""