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Professor Dieter Hartman

I read the piece that Professor Hartman wrote, and I feel I have learned a lot more about gamma rays. I have a question for him though. He said that he hopes the next generation can create detectors for satellites to find out how to use the light from gamma-ray bursts. I was wondering if […]

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Day 3

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A New Insight

Today I had the opportunity to listen to Nick Woolf and hear his inspiring stories. I learned many new things about him as well and jotted everything down in my notes. Also, I did an SDSS activity with the teachers and learned how to navigate and explore a different aspect on elements and objects in […]

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Skype

What a great success in presenting about telescopes through Skype. I was a little worried that Internet connections/lag would come across the presentation. One problem I had was picturing the 6 mirrors. Maybe image examples would of helped me. Over all, what an amazing presentation!

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Questions for Dieter Hartmann

We’re Gamma Rays used to detect explosions? What was the main topic/question that the Gamma Rays scientists asked? What were the connections between Pulsars and Gamma Rays? Can we not see GRB because of our limited visibility? Can we see long GRB? Short GRB? What kind of technology is needed for spectroscopy in the Gamma […]

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Nick Woolf, My Notes

Nick Wolf Sight is enhanced depending on the location of the mirrors There are plans for new telescopes in U.S in Hawaii Telescopes should be above/off the ground to get sharper images GMT has 7 mirrors that are curved into a bowl-like circle. It is a tricky process to maintain it. Is like the binocular […]

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Day 3

Today was an eventful today. Professor Woolf spoke with us today, and we learned a lot. His favorite project was the little balloon telescope. He worked on it with Bill Harding. He enjoyed building it. Professor Woolf said it was fun to have something little to hold in your hand. And it was something very […]

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Day Three

Today we had a discussion on telescope plates.

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Looking for stars?

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Nick Woolf

Nick is a very nice guy, I like the way he explain all the things he did and I love how many have interesting questions!

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Nick Woolf: An Inspiration

I recently read about Nick Woolf, and I find his story very inspiring. One thing that caught my attention was his job. He knew he wanted to be in the astronomical field, however, he did many different things in that field. He worked with optics, infrared, and now astrobiology! I personally love science, and I […]

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Questions for Nick Woolf

What do you think was the hardest part in creating the MMT? Why? Which was the most interesting part? Would you have done anything differently in your process? Why or why not? After having done such a successful project, what is your next big thing?

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