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The University of Chicago

373 W. Geneva St, Williams Bay WI 53191 (Latitude 42 34.2, Longitude -88 33.4)
On Tuesday March 15, 2011, when people started to arrive they practiced using their telescopes on tripods before heading into the library for a presentation given by Richard Kron about the history of telescopes. Richard showed everyone a slide show presentation and showed us how to see the inside of a light bulb using a box and a lens. After any questions were answered and pictures were taken we moved on to constellation projects.

The first project we used paper with raised dots used by blind students that outlined the big dipper and little dipper, we placed clear paper over them and traced the dots. Once finished we took the clear paper off and connected the dots and put stickers on them to make the picture look nice. The next project, we took plastic boards with different constellations on them and used markers to mark the wholes on foam. Then we took markers and connected the dots and again used stickers to make them look nice. Each student put their names on their projects and practiced taking a telescope off a tripod before leaving. It was a very successful night and hopefully next Thursday will be just as successful.
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