Welcome to the Astronomy Learning Project. This learning project offers activities that allow Wikiversity participants to learn astronomy "on the job" by participating in analysis of astronomical observations. Participants in this project access public astronomy data to explore objects in our universe.
SkyCam[edit | edit source]
The SkyCam project uses an automated camera system to periodically record images of the entire sky from dusk until dawn. These images will be incorporated into other learning projects that include real-time scientific data as dynamic curricular content.
Observational Astronomy[edit | edit source]
Astronomers can gain an understanding of objects in the universe by studying them with a telescope. In this learning project computer programs will be used to view and study images or measurements taken with a telescope to learn basic concepts in astronomy.
- Observational astronomy
- Observational astronomy/Extrasolar planet
- Observational astronomy/Image processing
- Observational astronomy/Meteor observing
- Observational astronomy/Planning
- Observational astronomy/RZ Cas
- Observational astronomy/Supernova
- Observational astronomy/Variable stars
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- Asteroid Surveys
- Binary Stars and Extrasolar Planets
- Cosmological simulations
- Earth-impact events
- Epsilon Aurigae
- Galactic evolution - participants analyze data from the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) Mission
- Galaxy Zoo - an off-wiki project for galaxy classification.
- International Year of Astronomy
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- Celestia - is a free program which lets you explore the universe and see many of the known stars and planets.
- Celestia scripting guide
- Galaxy evolution data analysis
- Fast Moving Object - Near Earth Asteroid search
- HiRISE Clickworkers Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter image analysis
- Amateur Astronomy Journal
- TCP/IP Telescopes - Web Telescope and remote control over Internet