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Bree McCullough and Eliza Ray

Unveiling the Structure of the Universe for Non-Science Students.

Bree McCullough and Eliza Ray ’22 and ’24

Faculty Mentor(s):
Ned Ladd, Physics & Astronomy
Funding Source:
Presidential Fellows

Our research focuses on creating and testing the effectiveness of an introductory astronomy lab activity designed for undergraduate non-science majors. To explore the Hubble Law, the expansion of the universe, and large scale structures, this lab implements the WorldWide Telescope, an interactive multi-perspective visualization tool, analysis of real astronomical data, and tactile models. We conducted a focus group to test the implementation of this new curriculum. Our hope is to fully develop and publish a fun and interesting laboratory experience that can be accessed without economic or social barriers to advanced technological materials.

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