This is great! June 15, 2007Posted by Jim Satterfield in Education, Science, The Positives.
I think that this is a great idea. A New Mexico observatory complex is being restored and adapted to deliver its services to students via the Internet. Actually my only complaint is that I wish there was more like it. For several years I’ve wondered what the smallest, least expensive telescope we could put into orbit would be that would survive the rigors of space. And then could we build a cluster of them that would work like the complex in New Mexico? This would have the advantage of being able to function 24/7 and be available at hours more convenient for students who might not share the same dusk/dawn schedule of any one location on Earth.