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Paper: See What Galileo Saw—And More! With Online Telescopes
Volume: 400, Preparing for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy: A Hands-on Symposium
Page: 265
Authors: Steel, S.J.
Abstract: This presentation introduces the Galileo activity from MicroObservatory, an online robotic telescope network that can deliver images free of charge and within 24 hours to anyone with an email address. I will describe the MicroObservatory network, its free image processing software, and examples of how users can follow in Galileo’s footsteps by making their own observations and comparing them both to Galileo’s sketches and images from modern space telescopes and planetary missions. I will also describe a new “Observing with NASA” portal to MicroObservatory that is being developed for IYA.
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