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Paper: Slack and Stone Edge Observatory: Where Astronomy Happens
Volume: 524, Advancing Astronomy for All (ASP 2018)
Page: 201
Authors: Nowinski, M.; Pagul, A.; Meredith, K.
Abstract: Remotely-controlled telescopes have significantly enhanced our ability to expose students to observational astronomy. However, with the freedom to reach students around the world comes the challenge of effectively organizing an educational program in which students and teachers are separated geographically and by time zone. The Stone Edge Observatory has successfully employed Slack, a cloud-based collaboration tool, to meet this challenge. Using Slack, students and educators across the globe can exchange ideas, plan activities, and access the telescope to perform astronomical observations.
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