Benefits for the Students

There are a large number of STEM activities that students can get involved in while using an
astronomical facility. Some of these can lead directly to citizen science, including feeding
observation data to research institutions around the world.

● astronomy and astrophotography
● optics
● spectroscopy
● photometry
● applied mathematics
● asteroid tracking and occultation timing
● comet hunting and discovery
● satellite tracking and space junk awareness
● exoplanet detection
● chemistry of nebulas
● solar observation and space weather
● robotics and remote control

Other subjects can benefit from the facility, such as:
● philosophy of science and the scientific method
● the art of photography and image processing