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ASP2021: A Virtual Conference

ASP2021: A Virtual Conference
Preliminary Schedule

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    3:00 PM - 3:50 PM: Concurrent Session 12C: 3:00 pm PST (6:00 pm EST) - Oral Presentations
    Using the eVscope and Mobile Devices for Astronomy Outreach
    Conference Strand: Engaging Astronomy Learners Using Smart Phones, Tablets, Etc.
    Kendra Sibbernsen, Metropolitan Community College
    Abstract of Session/Presentation: As a part of the NASA Community College Network (NCCN) pilot group, I was awarded a Unistellar eVscope through a grant with SETI. This is a new type of electronic telescope that provides enhanced views of deep sky objects. With the image stacking technology on display, we can view faint galaxies and nebulae in the worst conditions for light pollution. This type of telescope is a game-changer for urban astronomical outreach. As a feature, up to 10 participants can link to the telescope through Wifi using their cell phones or iPads through the Unistellar app. There is one person who is allowed to control the telescope and the rest are observers who can view the live images. In this presentation, I will share images, observations, and outreach experiences with the eVscope.