Astrolab Tutors Training
18-22 June 2018
University of Zululand Physics and Engineering
Department 3886, KwaZulu-Natal
Application link: http://www.unizulu.ac.za/astrolab_application_form/
Deadline: March 31, 2018
More information: http://www.unizulu.ac.za/astrolab-background/
The widespread interest in astronomy can be tapped not only to increase knowledge but also to illuminate the nature of science with the interdisciplinary nature of astronomy and its natural links with technology and instrumentation. The tutorial Astrolab has been developed in that context. It allows undergraduate students in sciences to plan and to perform real-time observations with a remote telescope, and to transform those observations into a scientific result. It’s not a ‘recipe’ but a learning-by-doing tutorial to acquire research competences and to understand the complexity of practical work through the interdisciplinary nature of astronomy.