Robotic telescopes and networks: New tools for education and science

Abstract

Nowadays many telescopes around the world are automated and some networks of robotic telescopes are active or planned. Such equipment could be used for thetraining of students and for science in the Universities of DCs and of newastronomical countries, by sending them observational data via Internetor through remotely controlled telescope. It seems that it is thetime to open up for discussion with UN and ESA organizations and also withIAU, how to implement links between robotic telescopes and suchUniversities applying for collaborations. Many scientific fields couldthus be accessible to them, for example on stellar variability, near-earthobject follow-up, γ-ray burst counterpart tracking, and so on.

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Querci, F.R., Querci, M. Robotic telescopes and networks: New tools for education and science. Astrophysics and Space Science 273, 257–272 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1002790501552

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Keywords

  • Observational Data
  • Scientific Field
  • Robotic Telescope
  • Stellar Variability