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Gilbert A. Clark
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Freeman Dyson

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Telescopes in Education (TIE) Introduction

The Telescopes in Education (TIE) program brings the opportunity to use a remotely controlled telescope and charge-coupled device (CCD) camera in a real-time, hands-on, interactive environment to students around the world. TIE enables students to increase their knowledge of astronomy, astrophysics, and mathematics; improve their computer literacy; and strengthen their critical thinking skills. The Telescopes In Education (TIE) program was developed through the efforts of numerous volunteers, businesses, and supporting organizations.

TIE telescopes have been used by students in grades K-12 to observe galaxies, nebulae, variable stars, eclipsing binaries, and other ambitious projects and experiments. Hundreds of schools in the US and around the world (including Australia, Canada, England, and Japan) have successfully used TIE telescopes. Students have rediscovered and cataloged a variable star and assisted the Pluto Express project at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to revise the ephemeris (orbital location) for Pluto.

Latest News on the TIE Program

11/17/2015 - Norrick Peak, AZ now operational