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New and Improved Galaxy Dominoes

New and Improved Galaxy Dominoes

Recently at GLAS Education we have been working on refining our Galaxy Dominos! The galaxy dominos are a project focused on developing tactile models of different galaxy types, with information on the galaxy color and with the spectra on the back side. We are excited...

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The New Face of Dark Skies

The New Face of Dark Skies

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...

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Dark-Sky Friendly Slopes

Para Leer En Español In today’s world, technological innovations such as those by Ultra-Tech™ Lighting can help illuminate our outdoor ski areas with minimum levels of intrusion to wildlife species. Snow presents a difficult challenge to outdoor lighting since it has...

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A Fitting Citizen Science Conjunction

The conjunction of two citizen science campaigns this February provides food for thought in our community. First, from February 3–12, comes the monthly Globe at Night project -- an initiative that makes gathering sky quality and light pollution data an activity in...

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The Christmas Star Drive-In Party

Leave it to Wisconsin weather to ruin a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event. But that did not deter GLAS Education from holding a star party in Duck Creek Recreation Area, Fontana, starting 5:30 p.m. Dec. 21 to mark the closest conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in...

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LENSS Deployment Event

The third time was a charm as Kate Meredith, GLAS Education president and director, launched the test run of GLAS’ first light pollution sensor on Nov 17. The event had been postponed twice, first due to COVID and then due to foul weather. The sensor was built by...

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Clear Skies for the Equinox

Fall weather for the Equinox Star Party on Sept 25 at Lake Geneva’s Library Park was near perfect. The air was warm and a steady lake breeze kept the mosquitoes at bay. The sky was free of clouds and, although urban glare over Geneva Lake blotted out some of the...

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Perseids Star Party a Hit!

More than 100 visitors from the Chicago, Madison and Milwaukee areas showed up for the "Perseid Meteor Shower" Star Party at White River County Park near Lake Geneva from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 12. Nine students and volunteers from GLAS Education set up a meteor...

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GLAS Receives National Award

GLAS Education recently received national recognition for their innovative work and advocacy for equal access for people with blindness and low vision who are interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields. The National Federation of the Blind...

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