Robotic Telescopes, Student Research and Education (RTSRE) Conference & the International Astronomy Teaching Summit July 23-27, 2018

The 2nd annual Conference on Robotic Telescopes, Student Research and Education (RTSRE) will be held in Hilo on the lush eastern coast of the Big Island of Hawai’i July 23rd – 25th, 2018!

The conference will be co-located with the interNational Astronomy Teaching Summit (iNATS) from July 25th – 27th, 2018. The overlap is being coordinated by both planning committees, providing an entire five-days of highly valuable sessions and workshops.

The RTSRE conference series focuses on building a sustainable community around the educational, technical and student research uses of robotic telescopes, from small through to large aperture and from radio through to gamma-ray. It aims to be a meeting place for astronomers, educators, researchers, and observatory and telescope network developers and managers, in a continuing effort to share and combine resources, develop and enhance education and research programs, and foster global conversations and collaborations. The co-located CAPER Team’s iNATS astronomy education summit at the end of the week provides worldwide networking opportunities and hands-on workshops designed to expand educators’ teaching strategy toolkit designed for innovative astronomy professors, school teachers, and outreach professionals. Both individual and joint meeting registration opportunities are available.

The diverse program meeting includes a family program, guided-tours of observatories, visiting the astronomy and cultural education center & planetarium and the national volcano park, and a workshop for novice robotic telescope users and educators to learn how to do hands-on astronomy research projects with their students. Student researchers are highly encouraged to attend and present their scientific work at the conference in a special poster session. A combined RTSRE+iNATS peer reviewed conference proceedings will also be open for contribution.

For more information, visit https://rtsre.net/

About Susie Murph

Susie Murph is a Communications Specialist at CosmoQuest. She produces the Astronomy Cast, the Weekly Space Hangout and Daily Space.

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