Astronomical Education Using Python And Nase Education Programs.

Teaching astronomy as its own subject in secondary schools
4th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Wednesday Nov. 16, 2022
UTC: 1:10 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Wednesday Nov. 16, 2022
UTC: 10:40 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.

"Python is an advanced programming language, and various libraries have been developed to use it in many fields. In the field of astronomy, libraries such as Astropy have been developed and are actually used by astronomical researchers. Such libraries and FITS files observed by the Space Telescope are open sources that anyone can use freely. Therefore, students are able to experience the scientists' research process directly and indirectly with interest by using them.
NASE has developed various astronomical education programs. Among them, there is a program named parallel Earth, which explains the causes of seasonal changes, the length and direction of shadows by latitude and longitude, and the principle of day and night very accurately using only globe, toothpicks, and clay."

About Sim Won Jae

Sim Won-jae is an earth science teacher at Wonju Girls' High School. He received a master's degree from the Graduate School of Korea National University of Education, and is giving special lectures on astronomy and astronomical observation for students and teachers and developing educational contents in astronomy.

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