The OAE Review on
Astronomy Education With Authentic Data


Over the past seventy years, astronomical surveys have accumulated huge amounts of data about the sky. This includes a wide range of wavelengths, time domain data allowing the study of motion & variability, and even non-electromagnetic signals such as gravitational waves or cosmic rays.

Now this wealth of authentic data is being used to introduce school students to the universe. This could include curated educational datasets from remote observatories, training teachers to use survey data in projects with their students or incorporating authentic data into planetarium shows for schools.

This session included speakers who have worked to incorporate survey data into resources for schools. They talked about their own projects, but more importantly shared the lessons they learned along the way, allowing you to learn from their experiences when building your own activities.

Mini-review document

This review was the topic of a session at the 3rd Shaw-IAU Workshop. The proceedings from this session have been adapted into a mini-review (PDF file 4.73 MB) .