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From the cosmos to classrooms in Pakistan

A smiling young woman with dark hair wearing glasses and a red sweater holding a round shoulder patch featuring an astronaut, the Earth, a rocket, the Moon and a star field with the words Per Aspera Ad Astra across the top arc and Exploration Cosmos to Classroom along the bottom arc.

WILLIAMS BAY — Yumna Majeed of Pakistan is an aspiring astronaut and an active space educator. When she was young, she dreamed of traveling in space. She also wanted to […]

Cleaning up clutter for sharper cosmic images

Young woman with dark hair, wearing a dark top and blue jeans holding a laptop with a jumble of stickers on the cover, standing to the left of a screen projection entitled "Source Extraction Issues," with a series of six astronomical images showing a bright light source slowly being reduced in steps by a light reduction program.

GLAS Intern Avery Metzcar, a University of Chicago astrophysics major, spent her entire summer internship following in the footsteps of Hubble research astronomer Dr. Amanda Pagul. Her goal was to […]

Putting sound to the rhythm of light

Period folding is a process for tracking and graphing the light curve of a variable star. It can be a difficult concept to grasp for sighted students and researchers. For […]

Monitoring Geneva Lake water quality

Two young men in short pants giving a presentation and standing next to two stools on which rests a device which consists of two white hemispheres which contain electronics. In the back ground is a television screen with the words Water Quality Sensor and photograph of a bouy on blue water.

GLAS Education is experimenting with a water quality monitor anchored  in eight feet of water off the shore of Williams Bay. GLAS intern Dylan Hulke and McQuown Scholar Teddy Lampert […]

Measuring photons using photographs

Five people, three young women and two young men, around a table in a large room with a television screen in the right background. Sitting to the far left is a young woman with brown hair wearing in a light-colored blouse. Behind her is standing a young woman with her brown hair pulled back. She is wearing a light red jacket over a dark purple shirt and blue jeans. Standing to her right is a young woman with dark brown hair flowing over her shoulders, wearing a black dress, her hands elevated as she talks. In the foreground are two young men facing away from the camera. A graphic is projected on the television screen.

Imagine simply scanning a photograph with an app to determine whether a light or light fixture is dark skies friendly.GLAS interns Sydney Simon and Olivia Boyd are working toward that.“We’re […]

Music of the pulsars

GLAS Education Interns Maire Lucero and Sofiia Lauten were in need of a summer project. Given a chance to sonify pulsars, they thought, “why not?” and dived right in. “I […]

Interns kick off Summer 2023 at GLAS Education

Nine people, five young women and four men wearing summer clothes posing in a wooded clearing on a sunny day,

It’s June and GLAS welcomes its six summer 2023 interns. Four interns are from the University of Chicago. Two interns are high school seniors who have earned internships through their […]

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