Robotic telescopes and networks: New tools for education and science
Authors: Querci F.R.; Querci M.
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 273, Numbers 1-4, September 2000 , pp. 257-272(16)
Nowadays many telescopes around the world are automated and some networks of robotic telescopes are active or planned. Such equipment could be used for the training of students and for science in the Universities of DCs and of new astronomical countries, by sending them observational data via Internet or through remotely controlled telescope. It seems that it is the time to open up for discussion with UN and ESA organizations and also with IAU, how to implement links between robotic telescopes and such Universities applying for collaborations. Many scientific fields could thus be accessible to them, for example on stellar variability, near-earth object follow-up, -ray burst counterpart tracking, and so on.
Document Type: Regular paper
Publication date: 2000-09-01