Monthly Meeting – February 2019

When: Wednesday 13th February.  Note: meetings are normally held on the first Wednesday of the month.  This meeting has been moved from the 6th of February because of Waitangi day public holiday.

Where: Carter Observatory/Space Place

What: Online Citizen Science in Astronomy Education – with Markus Luczak-Roesch and Matt Boucher

Citizen Science

Markus and Matt worked together in 2018 on a research project through Victoria University, funded by the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative. This project examined Online Citizen Science and how it can be used in the classroom. As a case study, Matt led his students in learning about Exoplanets and making real contributions to their discovery. Markus and Matt will explain what Online Citizen Science is, how it can be used in education, and demonstrate how it can be a valuable tool for Astronomy Education.