For more than a decade, high school students have been able to use two smaller radio telescopes at Onsala Space Observatory, called SALSA, to study how gas clouds move in the Milky Way. Now we want to make these telescopes available to younger students (years 6-9) by simplifying interfaces, developing tutorials and documentation, and broadening the projects that can be done with the telescopes. SALSA opens up paths for young people to discover radio astronomy, technology and mathematics, but also how science can work to benefit people and the environment. By engaging students at Chalmers, the projects provide an opportunity for inspiring meetings with credible role models.
Communications Officer at Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Onsala Space Observatory
Funding Chalmers participation during 2020–2021