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Title: Project CLEA: Radio Astronomy of Pulsars
Url: http://public.gettysburg.edu/~marschal/clea/plsrlab.html
Publisher: Gettysburg College
Description: This software for Windows, from Project CLEA -- Contemporary Laboratory Experiences In Astronomy, presents students with a radio telescope. The default operating characteristics (beam width, receiver noise, steerability) can be set by the instructor. Students can point the telescope at a source in the sky, viewing the output of the radio receiver on a graphic display that resembles a digital oscilloscope. The student manual describes exercises in which students acquaint themselves with the operation of the radio telescope, measure the signals from several pulsars at various frequencies, learn about pulsar signals, and then estimate the distance to the pulsar. The site includes student and instructor manuals as well as a pre- and posttest. The software is available for Windows only.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Stars -- Other particular types of stars, A-Z -- Pulsars
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Universe. Space. Space sciences -- Study and teaching. Research -- Experiments
Science -- Astronomy -- Non-optical methods of astronomy -- Radio astronomy -- Radio telescopes
Science -- Mathematics -- Instruments and machines -- Calculating machines -- Electronic computers. Computer science -- Other topics, A-Z -- Computer simulation
GEM Subject: Science -- Technology
Science -- Physics
Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Space sciences
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Distances
Astronomy -- Telescopes
Astronomy -- Variable stars
Resource Type: Tool -- Software
Instructional Material
Instructional Material -- Demonstration
Instructional Material -- Instructor Guide/Manual
Instructional Material -- Experiment/Lab Activity
Format: Document -- PDF
Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Learner
Education Level: High School
Higher Education
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
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