[Workshop] - Online Activities Using Real Astronomical Data
15:30 - 17:00
Aimed at both in-person and online participants
In this workshop, we will explore a range of software and datasets that can be used by educators or students independently to explore aspects of the scientific process. Participants will be shown a flavour of multiple activities around areas of astronomy such as black holes, supernovae, photometry. These activities show students how to mine data effectively, to plot graphs including uncertainties in e.g. Excel, to measure trendlines and to make conclusions from their analysis. All tools used are free to download and most are available across multiple platforms. As part of this workshop, I welcome ideas for further activities of this type.