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OPIS!

Our Place in Space is a undergraduate-level astronomy curriculum developed by the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Dr. Dan Reichart, PI. The curriculum is hosted on WebAssign and utilizes the Skynet Robotic telescope network. The accessible resources created to accompany this curriculum are included here. For more information about how to participate in OPIS!, contact us.
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Our OPIS! Collection

All of these items were developed during the course of the OPIS! Project
Umbrella Sky Activities
Contains 2 different construction guides for explaining the movement of the night sky.   tags: Hands on Material, IDATA ...
Size2.01 MB
Downloaded42 times
Last UpdatedJune 21, 2023
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Ribbon Electromagnetic Spectrum
This module is part of the series teaching the electromagnetic spectrum. The ribbon activity compares the relative size that each part of the spectrum takes up.   tags: Hands on Material, MWU!, OPIS! ...
Size355.02 KB
Downloaded16 times
Last UpdatedJune 27, 2023
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SWIFT Gamma Ray Observatory Model
This model is modified from NASA's model of the SWIFT Observatory.   tags: 3D Printing, MWU!, OPIS! ...
Size981.40 KB
Downloaded17 times
Last UpdatedJune 22, 2023
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Prompt Style Telescope Model
This model is not an exact model of the PROMPT Telescopes, but this is a model of telescope of a similar style. This is a movable model used to describe how the telescope moves.   tags: 3D Printing,...
Size2.97 MB
Downloaded17 times
Last UpdatedJune 22, 2023
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Radio Telescope
This Radio Telescope has been modified to move from this design. Printing and construction instructions are in the README.txt.   tags: 3D Printing, MWU!, OPIS! ...
Size23.80 MB
Downloaded7 times
Last UpdatedJune 22, 2023
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Bad Images Examples v2
This belongs to lab 1 in the OPIS! module. This activity showcases examples of bad images from telescopes and some of their causes.   tags: Tactile Graphics, OPIS! ...
Size2.28 MB
Downloaded14 times
Last UpdatedJune 22, 2023
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Size Comparison of Moons and Dwarf Planets
This belongs to lab 1 in the OPIS! module. This activity compares the planet sizes, moon sizes, and dwarf planets.   tags: Tactile Graphics, OPIS! ...
Size10.21 MB
Downloaded8 times
Last UpdatedJune 22, 2023
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EM Puzzle Pieces
This module is part of the series of understanding waves. This is the 3D model modified activity of the Tactile Electromagnetic Spectrum.   tags: 3D Printing, MWU, OPIS! ...
Size749.75 KB
Downloaded10 times
Last UpdatedJune 23, 2023
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