Classroom Observatory

Dates: January 27 - March 13, 2020

Location: Online

Registration Fee: $0.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Classroom Observatory is an online course for teachers who want to have their students implement classroom projects utilizing a robotic observatory. This course will focus on the methods used in performing astrophotography and photometric research, with an emphasis on how these can be turned into projects used by students in the classroom. Teachers will develop and tailor their own curriculum using the robotic observatory. Upon completion of the course the teachers will be able to continue to use the robotic telescope for student projects.

Fee:   $0.00


Peter Detterline

As Observatory Director for the Mars Society, Peter operates two telescopes, a solar observatory and a robotic observatory. He also teaches a hybrid course on astronomy for Montgomery County Community College and two online courses for Moravian College in Pennsylvania. He has worked with robotic telescopes in the classroom for two decades. He retired after 35 years as the Planetarium Director for the Boyertown Area School District where he gave programs to over half a million people of all age groups. Peter developed the curriculum for the Montana Learning Center's Explore the Universe Camp, Peter studied secondary education, concentrating in earth science at Kutztown University and completed graduate school in geology and astronomy at West Chester University. In addition he has done professional research on eclipsing binary stars, and currently works with the American Association of Variable Star Observers on adding to their variable star database.
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