AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 152 Astronomy Research in Undergraduate Classes
Poster, Thursday, January 13, 2005, 9:20am-4:00pm, Exhibit Hall

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[152.03] Undergraduate Education at MIT Haystack Observatory: Accomplishments and Plans

P. Pratap, J. E. Salah (MIT Haystack Observatory)

MIT Haystack Observatory has been involved in bringing radio astronomy to the undergraduate classroom and engaging undergraduates in research for the last eight years. The development and commercialization of the Small Radio Telescope (SRT) has been very successful there are close to a 100 units across the United States and abroad. The 37-m telescope continues to be used in the 22 GHz and 43 GHz bands by over 150 students a year remotely and on site. This poster will outline some of the research projects conducted by students using these facilities. It will also discuss the efforts at developing an SRT interferometer and the possibilities of student research at higher frequencies using an upgraded 37-m telescope. Undergraduate research at MIT Haystack Observatory is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.


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