Pulse@Parkes lets students study pulsars

Pulse@Parkes has let over one thousand Australian high school students take control of the Parkes Radio Telescope to study pulsars and contribute to long-term professional research projects since 2007. The students meet at the Australia Telescope National Facility headquarters in Sydney where they give directions to the scientists and staff at the Parkes Observatory. The data they collect lets them measure the distance to a pulsar and its properties. It also lets professional scientists conduct research on the long-term behavior of pulsars.

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