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Dr Jo Jarvis
Dr Jo Jarvis is a Citizen Science researcher and passionate science communicator with the Open University. She previously worked on the prototype of the PIRATE (Physics Innovations Robotic Telescope Explorer), telescope and now works on citizen science experiments and video resources linked with the EU ASTERICS project.
Based in Bedford, Jo developed her interest in astronomy at a young age learning from Bedford Astronomical Society. She remains a member of the society today, works closely with a number of local schools and enjoys sharing her passion for science with her son.
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Have you ever wanted to use a state of the art telescope? Now you can from the comfort of your living room with our new course.
07 Aug 2019
This free course shows you how to navigate the night sky, and introduces the wide variety of objects it contains. You will develop a hands-on understanding of telescopic observations using the Open University’s own robotic telescope facility COAST sited on the island of Tenerife. Supported by your own measurements we illustrate how stars evolve, and study variable stars. For those new to astronomy and/or the use of robotic telescopes this course provides a practical introduction and will prepare you for further OU study where remotely operable telescopes feature.
07 Aug 2019
Pupils from a Scottish school use a remote telescope to take images of distant galaxies.
23 Jul 2019
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