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Emily Sisco is Leaving GLAS

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Emily Sisco, interim Dark Sky coordinator at GLAS Education, former Yerkes Observatory intern, long-time GLAS volunteer, 3D printing expert, and talented cook is leaving for the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she will be a Ph.D. candidate in German.Asked how she felt about Emily’s departure, Kate Meredith, president and director of GLAS, replied: “Weepingly sad.” […]

Chelsea Cook Helps GLAS with Accessibility Projects

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Chelsea Cook holds the title of solution engineer in the state of Colorado’s Office of Information Technology. Now living in Denver, she’s worked on the state’s accessible website for the blind and visually impaired. Soon, she will be a liaison to the state’s various departments as they develop their own accessible websites. Chelsea said Colorado […]

NaviLens Video

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Zach Meredith, a GLAS Education staff member, presented a 90-second video explaining GLAS Education’s efforts to make its office space user-friendly for the blind and visually impaired during a July 26 presentation. Zach did most of the filming and handled the editing and sound. Interns Daniel Feng and Alex Scerba also assisted with the video. […]

Midwest Space Grant Conference July 25-26th

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GLAS Education director and CEO Kate Meredith and GLAS marketing director Katie Corbett led two workshops on making science accessible to everyone during the Midwest Regional Space Grant Consortium Conference at the Wingspread Retreat and Executive Conference Center in Racine on July 25-26. The Midwest consortium conference included consortium directors from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Indiana, […]

Zach SDSS Plug Plate Presentation

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Three years ago, Zach Meredith, then an intern at GLAS Education, was part of the team that started the plug plate project funded by a grant from the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium. The plug plate project is pretty straightforward. Find a way to use sonification to give the blind and visually impaired an idea of the […]

Ashley Sonification Intern Presentation

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Ashley Wimer of GLAS Education is deep diving into the grant process for research into sonification. “The search is on now to find which funding programs are available,” she said. “Sonification is the process of taking visual data and turning it into sound,” Ashley said during a presentation at GLAS Education on July 20. GLAS […]

Daniel Dark Skies Office Intern Presentation

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Daniel Feng is working on projects to help a local community and a spiritual retreat in northern Wisconsin to evaluate their needs for responsible lighting. Daniel is an intern working on GLAS Education’s Dark Skies Office project. Its goals are to reduce light pollution and promote healthy Dark Skies around the state. Over a weekend […]

Alex LENSS Intern Presentation

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Light sensors are at the heart of GLAS Education’s efforts at dark sky education.Alex Scerba, a GLAS Education intern, is designing improvements to the sensors, increasing their durability and their weatherproofing, while reducing their size and perhaps even their cost.Alex gave an update on his design improvements during a July 13 presentation. Scerba said that […]

Jaidyn and Charlie SEAS Intern Presentation

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Charlie Carvajal and Jaidyn Catherall, interns at GLAS Education, are working with the Stone Edge Observatory (SEO) as part of the Stone Edge All-Sky Survey, or SEAS Survey. The SEAS Survey is building a sky map, establishing an astronomical database, and performing analyses of asteroids, comets, stellar motion, and supernovas. Jaidyn and Charlie are taking […]

GLAS has won the #myprusa competition!

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GLAS Education will receive a free 3-D printer valued at $1,000 as one of 10 winners in Prusa Research’s 10th-anniversary contest. The winners were announced on July 8th. Prusa Research of the Czech Republic, founded by Josef Prusa, is a well-known brand of 3D printers. The machines are regarded as highly reliable and can produce […]

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