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The new equipment will allow children to independently conduct astronomical observations and make calculations based on them.
In children’s technoparks “Moscow” and MosgormashWorking with the support of the Moscow Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development, digital telescopes appeared.
“To date, educational programs on cosmonautics are presented in six children’s technoparks in Moscow, and courses on aerospace are taught in three more. The new equipment will make it possible to develop a deeper and more detailed course in astronomy, and will also give Moscow schoolchildren the opportunity to acquire engineering skills in working with high-tech equipment, ”said the head
Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development of the City of Moscow Alexey Fursin.
New equipment – a multifunctional complex for studying astronomy “TAL-Vega” and a telescope-refractor TAL-75R. They are designed for in-depth study of astronomy, as well as for the development of skills in orientation in the starry sky, search and identification of celestial objects. Telescopes allow you to observe stars, planets and their satellites at magnifications from 30 to 150 times, as well as create photos and videos with HD resolution in time-lapse mode.
Children’s technoparks received equipment as a gift from the Shvabe holding of the Rostec state corporation in cooperation with the autonomous non-profit organization Human Capital Development.
“TAL-Vega” was developed specifically for schools to make it convenient and, most importantly, interesting for children to study celestial bodies. We hope that over the years one of these guys will make a big discovery, and more than one, ”said Alexei Patrikeev, the general director of Shvabe, a member of the Bureau of the Russian Engineering Union.
The children’s technopark “Mosgormash” has already developed an additional module in the course “Modern Cosmonautics”, which will involve new telescopes.
“Telescopes will be used in the updated Astronomy module. Now listeners of the Mosgormash children’s technopark are gaining theoretical knowledge and skills in working with specialized software. The telescope will allow the children to make astronomical observations themselves and to carry out calculations on their basis, ”said Dmitry Satyukov, a teacher at the children’s technopark.
An online platform for children’s technoparks in Moscow
Children’s technoparks have been created in Moscow to provide career guidance for children and adolescents aged seven to 18. In total, since the opening of the first of them in 2016, over 281 thousand listeners have attended their training programs and various events.
To make it easier for schoolchildren to access educational programs, in November was created online resource, Which unites all the children’s technology parks in the capital.
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