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Satellite Dish + Arduino = Effective Radio Telescope for Learning

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Participate and share : Poster

Sunday, June 23, 7:00–8:30 pm
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 50

Fernando Garcia Cortez  
Learn how to make your own radio telescope by using an old satellite dish and Arduino. See how you can then use your DIY radio telescope to study naturally occurring radio light from stars, galaxies, black holes and other astronomical objects.

Audience: Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Devices are not needed/used in this session.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Innovative learning environments
Grade level: 9-12
Subject area: Computer science, Science
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Innovative Designer
  • Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.
Additional detail: Student presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

We are facing a problem when the school can't afford some supplys to teach stundets certain subject.

Using arduino, high-torque servos, and a satellite dish, we are making a full-fledge radio telescope.


Show how inexpensive it is to teach students about our universe, using actual tools. Getting actual results.

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Fernando Garcia Cortez, Instituto Chapultepec

Since ISTE 2018 -Arduino, C, and Web Programming. -Problem-solver using technologies. -From Culiacan, Sinaloa, MEXICO.

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