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Paper: Using Gamma-Ray Burst Research in an Online Introductory Astronomy Course
Volume: 443, Earth and Space Science: Making Connections in Education and Public Outreach
Page: 474
Authors: Philbin, R.
Abstract: Non-science majors should benefit from an introduction to current professional research such as gamma-ray burst science from currently active space telescopes. The goals for this online exercise were to provide an introduction to active astronomical research so that students might experience the excitement of that research and develop a better understanding of “argument” in science. This paper describes an online exercise that guides students through data reported via the Gamma-Ray Burst Real-time Sky Map at Sonoma State University. Online abstracts and publications provide additional sources of insight and controversy.
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