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Micro-Observatory Online Telescopes

Micro-Observatory Online Telescopes

The telescopes were developed at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and were designed to enable students and teachers nationwide to investigate the wonders of the deep sky from their classrooms. The project is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, with additional in-kind contributions from Eastman Kodak Company and Apple Computer. A nationwide team of educators is helping to test the telescopes and develop additional activities. Users are encouraged to suggest novel applications for the telescopes; suggestions will be credited and posted at this site from time to time. We particularly encourage collaborative projects in which observers share information, images, and data. The creation of a "virtual community" of users is one of the goals of the MicroObservatory project.


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