Warkworth Radio Astronomical Observatory will be home to the first practical course in space exploration in New Zealand, starting next month.
Students will have access to the country’s only radio telescope and will learn about the many projects it contributes to, including maintenance of GPS systems and mapping of the Milky Way galaxy.
They will gain practical knowledge about retrieving data from satellites or remote vehicles on other planets, as well as space flight, celestial mechanics and exploration of the solar system.
The course is part of a new major in Astronomy and Space Science that the Auckland University of Technology is offering for its Bachelor of Science degree. ... read more