The Remote Access Astronomy Project is a unique telescope and data distribution system that has the potential to change the way astronomical, earth science, and physics concepts are taught to high school and undergraduate students. The project uses high resolution images and image processing techniques that appeal to the natural curiosity people have about space and astronomy. In addition, particularly at the secondary level, it serves as a forum for low cost and rapid distribution of curriculum materials among teachers and as an educational network between high schools and universities. By using a combination of high performance microcomputers, high resolution graphics, and high speed communications technology, the project can break down the traditional classroom boundaries and allow students and teachers access to a much richer environment. The system is currently in use at the undergraduate level at UCSB, a local junior college, and several California high schools. The project is sponsored by the University of California, The National Science Foundation's Center for Particle Astrophysics, Rockwell Corporation International, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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