Georgia Tech’s Aloha Telescope brings thrilling images to K-12 classrooms

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Retired engineer Tom Crowley proves that you can play around with a hobby you love and see it grow into something extraordinary. The 80-year-old has turned his love of astronomy into consulting work with Georgia Tech's Aloha Telescope outreach program. He operates the robotic telescope on Maui through high-speed internet connections from his home in Stone Mountain. Crowley works in partnership with James Sowell, principal academic professional and astronomer in the School of Physics, and director of the Institute's observatory. Together, they’re bringing live video images of the moon into Georgia K-12 classrooms. (More information is available at the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Direct to Discovery outreach program website, which is creating a Zoom option so that multiple schools can participate at the same time.)

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College of Sciences

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Physics and Physical Sciences
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College of Sciences, School of Physics, James Sowell, Georgia Tech Observatory, GTRI Direct to Discovery Outreach Program, Georgia Tech Aloha Telescope
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  • Created By: Renay San Miguel
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  • Created On: Nov 7, 2022 - 12:55pm
  • Last Updated: Nov 7, 2022 - 12:55pm