Getting an eyeful. A Utah high school student peers through the 41-inch reflecting telescope at the University of Chicago's Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wis., during a visit by a group of Hands-On Universe (HOU) participants. The HOU program enables high-school students, along with their teachers, to experience science as astronomers do, analyzing real data from national and international telescopes and even making discoveries. In 1998, for example, a group of HOU students was the first to identify a new asteroid in the far reaches of the solar system.
Credit: Curtis Craig, Hands-On Universe