Teachers might want to defer plans for a field trip to the planetarium in favor of this new site. "Telescopes in Education," from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), offers classroom access to the stars via the internet. The site works by allowing K-12 teachers and their pupils to control a telescope located at the Mount Wilson Observatory in Southern California. Images can be downloaded to a remote user of the telescope in five minutes or less, depending on the speed of the user's modem. The images then can be stored in the user's computer for later image processing...

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