NGC1566 HST image and 3D print

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! It is 90 light years across!) Or hold a spiral galaxy in your hand. 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.

Shortcut to Project Updates

  • The Career Exploration Lab Continues Initiated in 2017, several of us are conducting a pilot program called the Career Exploration Lab and the 3D Astronomy Team is an integral part of these camp activities ...
    Posted Jun 27, 2018, 3:08 PM by Carol Christian
  • News articles and Publications on our project “Touchable Astronomy: Exploring STEM Careers For The Visually Impaired”, C. Christian, T. Madura , D. Hurd , W. Diaz-Merced , and K. Silberman, 2017, 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Adelaide Australia “You ...
    Posted Jun 27, 2018, 3:00 PM by Carol Christian
  • 3D Astronomy Press Release See our early press release on the first results of our 3D Astronomy project.
    Posted Jun 27, 2018, 2:54 PM by Carol Christian
  • Seen 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 Jun 17, 2018, 4:03 PM 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
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