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In 2019 GLAS made its inaugural appearance in the astronomy community, committed to sustaining the Yerkes Education Outreach programs. Today, GLAS has grown and now stands independently as a leader in disability access in STEM Education, public outreach, and career development. We rely upon our donors for the funds to make our work possible.


Help support disability access in STEAM education!
  • Continuing the McQuown Scholars (high school) program. The Scholars not only led GLAS’s water quality project and the LENSS (Lakeshore Environment and Night Sky Sensor) project, but also did observational astronomy and supported the work of our college interns, including assisting in the development of lessons for the Multi Wavelength Universe undergraduate curriculum.

Notable GLAS accomplishments for 2023 include:

  • Conducting a workshop, sponsored by STEMTeach, at Berry College in Georgia to show area teachers how to make STEM curriculum more accessible for their students.
  • Receiving citation in a United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) report, entitled “Sonification: A Tool for Research, Outreach and Inclusion in Space Sciences” where Kate and GLAS Education are credited with making significant contributions to researching sonification as a space science research tool. Kate was also cited as a project coordinator with the Space Telescope Science Institute which developed Astronify, a software that presents astronomical data using sound.
  • Heading up the international Sonification World Chat, where Kate and Badger High School intern Maire Lucero continue bringing together experts in science and sound from around the world virtually to discuss standardizing tones and sounds to represent the electromagnetic waves used to detect and analyze cosmic objects.
  • Hosting our GLAS summer interns, which included four from the University of Chicago, one from the University of Wisconsin, and two from local high schools. Their work included projects in sonification of astronomical data, the development of a computer program to analyze photographs to evaluate dark sky-friendly lighting fixtures, and also development of software that removes spots, flares, and other “noise” from astronomical images.

All donations are tax-deductible. GLAS is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Have a question? Contact us with any questions you may have about donations or other opportunities to support GLAS Education.

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