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The Hands on Universe program,
developed by Carl Pennypacker at UC Berkeley Laboratories, is designed
to bring enhanced technology into the classroom. The program consists
of software and a curriculum. This requires a 486 machine with math
co-processor in the classroom, a modem and 1 week of teacher training.
- high school science classes with astronomy curricula
- Introductory college level
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- Astronomical objects are photographed (CCD images) with telescopes by
the Hands-on-Universe staff, and initial image processing is done by
the staff. Specific images may be requested by students.
- teachers download the images
- the students then use the software provided to try real research
projects in astronomy
- Teachers receive training in the use of materials and are integrated
into a network of professional support astronomers.
Dr. Carl Pennypacker
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
Building 50, Room 232
Berkeley, CA 94720