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GLAS has won the #myprusa competition!

GLAS has won the #myprusa competition!

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...

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Girls STEM Camp at Norman B. Barr

Girls STEM Camp at Norman B. Barr

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...

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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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