This website allows teachers to discover the technology behind the Hobby-Eberly telescope in this series of simple activities. The activities include determining a cost-effective configuration for a primary mirror, determining the arrangement of mirror segments, aligning mirror segments so that they work together as a single large mirror and discovering why a tracker is needed to follow a star across the sky. This is part of a larger collection from McDonald Observatory.
McDonald Observatory. (2008, April 22). McDonald Observatory: Telescope Technology for Teachers. Retrieved October 17, 2021, from https://mcdonaldobservatory.org/teachers/classroom/ttt/TelescopeTechnology.html
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