Peruvian stargazers: Observando el universo desde suelo peruano
This club is designed to teach hands-on astronomy to students. We will explore the background and techniques of visual observation and image the Moon, planets, sun and brighter deep-space objects using telescopes. Telescope work begins with visual observing and sketching, then we advance to CCD (charge-coupled device) cameras. If the weather is cloudy, we will try some astronomical computing and image processing indoors. This will form the experimental, hands-on part of the workshop. The club will conduct telescope sessions every evening during the weeklong workshop. General expositions on topics in astronomy that the students are curious about or that are currently "hot topics in space" will be conducted during conversation sessions. Also, a Skype call with an astrophysicist from NASA Will answer questions about life in NASA. This club will be taugh in English.
Instructor: Brindha Kanniah PhD.
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT (USA)
Dates: July 31st - August 5th, 2017
Location: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Lima, Peru)