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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.” […]

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 […]

Girls STEM Camp at Norman B. Barr

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For a week in June, 20 Chicago girls were introduced to science and astronomy at the Girls STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics)  camp at the Norman B Barr Camp on Geneva Lake. “The girls, between the ages of 11 and 14, did not have backgrounds in science, but by the end of the […]

The New Face of Dark Skies

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THIS IS BIG! GLAS Education is proud to announce that our Dark Skies Office is fully staffed! Danielle Eng visited Williams Bay and officially accepted the position of Dark Skies Office Coordinator. Danielle recently received her Masters’ degree from the O’Neil School of Public and Environmental Affairs at the University of Indiana, Bloomington. She joins […]

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