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Middle Schoolers to Explore Sky With Robotic Telescopes


November 15, 2012

The University of Chicago's Yerkes Observatory Approximately 1,400 middle schoolers will explore the universe with research-grade robotic telescopes over the next three years, thanks to a $1.6 million program funded by the National Science Foundation. The University of Chicago will lead the effort, in partnership with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, W.Va., the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and 4-H. Full Story

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