You Can Touch This! 
Star Formation at Your Fingertips

Imagine being able to visit and fly through a star cluster such as NGC602 shown here. (It would take quite some time!) Our 3D printing process allows anyone to explore tactile representations of astronomical objects to better appreciate their nature and complexity. Our new custom process provides a way for everyone, especially the visually impaired, to "touch the universe"and explore its complex and intriguing nature.


  • News articles and Publications on our project Popular Mechanics (a geeks dream)  http://www.popularmechanics.com/3d-printing-lets-the-blind-experience-gorgeous-hubble-pictures-16357847Space.com picked up the video http://www.space.com/24204 ...
    Posted Jul 3, 2017, 10:07 AM by Carol Christian
  • 3D Astronomy Press Release See our press release on the first results of our 3D Astronomy project.
    Posted Jan 8, 2014, 3:51 PM by Carol Christian
  • See us at the AAS We presented our project at the American Astronomical Society in Washington DC, January 6-9 2014. Our poster is available for download here in Project Updates and under Files.
    Posted Jan 10, 2014, 9:00 AM by Carol Christian
  • We updated the data Improved intensities, changed textures and reprinted over the Xmas holiday.
    Posted Jan 1, 2014, 5:56 PM by Carol Christian
  • The results of our surveys... Look great. A peek at the testing at the Maryland NFB Chapter meeting in Annapolis is captured in the video in the press release. See http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2014, 8:57 AM by Carol Christian
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